UCCS women snap 4-game losing streak
All five University of Colorado at Colorado Springs starters scored in double figures as the Mountain Lions snapped their four-game losing streak with a 72-68 victory over the Colorado Christian Cougars Saturday evening in Lakewood.
Tonya Tripp led UCCS (9-14, 7-8 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) with 17 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Dolly Fiedelman added 14 points and four steals, while Emily Jenkins (13), Janean Jubic (12) and Nancy Hoist (11) all reached double digits.
The starters scored all but five of the Mountain Lionsâ€TM points.
A pair of free throws by Colorado Christianâ€TMs Talmai Aguirre tied the game for the final time with 1:47 remaining. A short jumper by Hoist put UCCS up 65-63 before Jubic and Jenkins each answered Cougar misses by making one of two free throws. After a third straight Colorado Christian miss, Jenkins made two free throws to extend the lead to six.
Aguirre made two more free throws to make the score 69-65 with 15 seconds remaining. After a quick foul, Jubic again made one of two. Ashley Barratt hit a 3-pointer with eight seconds left to cut the lead to two.
After another quick foul, Fiedelman hit two clutch free throws to ice the game.
Aguirre led all scorers with 23 points for Colorado Christian (7-16, 3-12 RMAC).
The win kept UCCS a game behind Mesa State for the eighth and final spot in the RMAC playoffs with four games remaining.
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