Season comes to an end with loss to Mavs

By Mike McNeely published February 27, 2005

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs womenâ€TMs basketball team saw its season come to an end with a tough loss at home to the Mesa State Mavericks Saturday night. Mesa beat the Mountain Lions 69-64.

The game, which went back-and fourth all night, came down the wire. Janie Ota hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left to trim a five-point Maverick lead down to 66-64. Lindsay Arnoldus then came up with an incredible steal and midcourt and drove the lane for what would have been a game-tying layup, but unfortunately her shot rimmed out.

The Mountain Lions fought foul trouble all night as they were whistled for 28 fouls. Jennine Sauter, Emily Jenkins, Julie Richards and Arnoldus all eventually fouled out of the contest.

UCCS outshot the Mavericks 41.8 percent to 31.3 percent from the field, but couldnâ€TMt overcome the Mavericks monster advantage at the free-throw line. Mesa State got to the line 42 times, hitting 29 of those attempts. UCCS was just 12-for-17 at the stripe.

Ota had 10 points and Nicole Opferman added two points and a rebound in the seniorsâ€TM final collegiate game.

Jennine Sauter led the Mountain Lions with 15 points on 6-for-12 shooting. Julie Richards had 10 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.


UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Jennine SauterJennine Sauter21FFr.
Jennine SauterJennine Sauter21FSo
Jennine SauterJennine Sauter21FJr.
Jennine SauterJennine Sauter21FSr.
Nicole OpfermanNicole Opferman30GSo.
Nicole OpfermanNicole Opferman30GJr
Nicole OpfermanNicole Opferman30GSr.
Julie RichardsJulie Richards40CSo
Julie RichardsJulie Richards40CFr.
Julie RichardsJulie Richards40CJr.
Julie RichardsJulie Richards40CSr.
Lindsay ArnoldusLindsay Arnoldus10GJr.
Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins22FSo.
Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins22FSo.
Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins33FJr.
Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins33FSr.
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