Tripp's 20 can't top Lopers

By Doug Fitzgerald published January 20, 2007

Despite 20 points by Tonya Tripp, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs fell 76-61 to the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers Saturday at Kearney.

Tripp went 9-of-13 from the field for the Mountain Lions (6-10, 5-4 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference). The junior from Dilworth, Minn., has now scored in double figures in seven of her past nine games.

After a Dolly Fiedelman steal and layup in the gameâ€TMs opening minutes gave UCCS a 10-7 lead, the Lopers (12-4, 7-2 RMAC) dominated the rest of the first half, outscoring the Mountain Lions 31-17.

UCCS chipped away at the deficit, even taking a 56-55 lead after a jumper by Tripp with 8:51 remaining. The game was tied at 59 with 5:39 left when UNK reeled off eight straight. After UCCSâ€TM Emily Jenkins made a free throw, the Lopers scored another nine in a row to seal the win.

Nancy Hoist added 12 points for UCCS, which committed a season-high 32 turnovers.

Three Lopers, Jonni Mildenberger, Liz Fischer and Amy Mathis, each scored 15 points. Mildenberger added a game-high 10 rebounds.


UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Dolly FiedelmanDolly Fiedelman3GFr
Dolly FiedelmanDolly Fiedelman3GSo.
Dolly FiedelmanDolly Fiedelman3GJr
Dolly FiedelmanDolly Fiedelman3GSr.
Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins22FSo.
Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins22FSo.
Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins33FJr.
Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins33FSr.
Nancy HoistNancy Hoist40F
Nancy HoistNancy Hoist40F
Nancy HoistNancy Hoist40F
Tonya TrippTonya Tripp43C
Tonya TrippTonya Tripp43CSr.
Additional News Stories
October 16, 2007Mountain Lion Basketball to host Moonlight Madness on the 19th.Colorado Springs- The leaves are changing colors, the days are getting colder and winter is just around the corner. Although some may not be looking forward to the snow, the wintry weather means basketball season is just around the corner.Join the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's and women's basketball teams on Oct. 19 to celebrate Moonlight Madness, a kick off to start the new 2007-2008 season. The festivities will begin shortly after the UCCS volleyball team takes on Colorado Christian University at 7 p.m.
September 27, 2007UCCS picked fifth in preseason coaches' pollThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's basketball team was chosen to finish fifth in the East Division in the annual Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll.
August 22, 2007Coach meets her matchCoach Jessika Stratton finally met her match -- literally.Now known as Jessika Caldwell, she knows how it feels to be living the married life. While attending a Church group she has been involved with several years, she met her future husband playing basketball on boys' night. She felt no pressure playing with the guys, she was just happy that they provided no competition and the odds where in her favor.
August 16, 2007Basketball fans invited to accompany team to OrlandoParents and fans of the UCCS women's basketball team wanting information about attending the Disney DII Tip Off tournament on Nov. 2-4 can find it by clicking on this link.
June 8, 2007Girl's individual camp reaches capacityCOLORADO SPRINGS -- University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's basketball coach Jessika Stratton announced Friday that her Individual Camp, which will be held June 18-21, is now full.
Visit our Facebook pageVisit the UCCS Mount Lion's Twitter pageVisit the UCCS Mountain Lions Youtube pageVisit UCCS Rss feeds