Jubic's sharp shooting leads to win
Janean Jubic knocked down three 3-pointers in the first four minutes of Thursdayâ€TMs game to stake the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to an early lead that the Mountain Lions never relinquished in an 82-68 victory over the Chadron State Eagles in Chadron, Neb.
Jubic finished with a career-high 21 points to lead UCCS (6-9, 5-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference). The freshman from Pueblo West went 4-for-6 from 3-point range and also added a game-high five assists.
Behind Jubicâ€TMs sharp shooting, the Mountain Lions raced to an 18-5 lead. Chadron State was able to cut the lead to five on three occasions, the final time on a Sunni Busch field goal with 7:08 left in the first half, but never got any closer. Behind six points by another freshman, Alex Pitts, the Mountain Lions closed the half on a 12-4 run.
Chadron State (0-15, 0-8 RMAC) never got the deficit below double digits in the second half.
Busch led the Eagles with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Pitts finished with a career-high 15 points for the Mountain Lions, who have won five of their past six games. Emily Jenkins added 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Nancy Hoist had 12 points and Dolly Fiedelman had 10.
UCCS shot 52.9 percent from the field, the best mark in a game since Feb. 7, 2003 when the team shot 56.7 percent in a win over New Mexico Highlands. The Mountain Lions are now 9-1 over the past seven seasons in games when theyâ€TMve shot 50 percent or better.
UCCS will complete its two-game Nebraska road trip on Saturday at Nebraska-Kearney.
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