Guard-play cost Mountain Lions at home
COLORADO SPRINGS â€" If Fort Lewis coach Mark Kellogg was guardedly optimistic coming into Fridayâ€TMs game against the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, itâ€TMs probably because he was optimistic about his guards.
Tonya Tripp posted a double-double but the play of the Fort Lewis guards was too much to overcome as the Skyhawks beat the Mountain Lions 74-60 Friday evening at the Lionsâ€TM Den.
â€œBasically our first goal was to take away the inside first because they [UCCS] will be so much bigger than us,â€ said Kellogg. â€œThen if we pressured the guards enough we could cause a few turnovers to give us a chance to win. They didnâ€TMt shoot that well from three, and that played into our hands as well.â€
The Fort Lewis guards were also outstanding defensively, holding UCCS starters Dolly Fiedelman and Janean Jubic to a combined 2-for-17 shooting night.
Fort Lewis point guard Christa Wilson had 12 points, 10 assists and five steals as she frustrated the Mountain Lions, who were playing without injured point guard Stacy LaBuhn. The Skyhawksâ€TM other starting guard, Laura Haugen, added 15 points.
The duo shot a combined 13-for-24 as Fort Lewis shot 53.1 percent as a team. The Mountain Lions, meanwhile, were held to 33.9 percent shooting.
Tripp had 12 points to go along with her career-high 13 rebounds. Teammate Emily Jenkins added a game-high 16 points and Nancy Hoist had 12.
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