Buffaloes beat UCCS in first CU system matchup

By Doug Fitzgerald published November 3, 2006

The first meeting between the two athletic departments of the University of Colorado system ended as expected, with the Division I Colorado Buffaloes beating their Division II cousins at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 80-45 in a womenâ€TMs basketball exhibition game Friday evening in Boulder.

Emily Jenkins led the Mountain Lions with 13 points. Nancy Hoist, a transfer from eastern Kentucky, added 11 points and a team-high nine rebounds. Hoist also had five steals.

With eight players standing 6-foot or better, the Buffaloes made UCCS pay for venturing into the paint. Colorado blocked 13 UCCS shots and held the Mountain Lions to a paltry 24.6 shooting percentage.

Jackie McFarland led Colorado with 20 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots. Center Kara Richards, playing in her first game since 2004-05 after sitting out last season with a fracture in her left foot, had 14 points, on 6-of-9 from the field, eight rebounds and three blocks.

Colorado used a 27-2 run over a 14:51 span of the first half to build a 31- point lead at 40-19 just before halftime. UCCS made just 15 percent from the floor in the first half (4-of-26), while the Buffaloes hit 44 percent (14-32).

Colorado was even better from the field in the second half hitting 58.6 percent (17-of-29), finishing the contest at 50.8 percent (31-of-61). The Buffaloes also had 13 steals and outrebounded the Mountain Lions 46-39.

UCCS will play its final exhibition game on Sunday, facing Division I New Mexico at 2 p.m. in Albuquerque.

 

 

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