Buffaloes beat UCCS in first CU system matchup
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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