UCCS women fall to Regis

By Doug Fitzgerald published February 13, 2007

DENVER â€" The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs womenâ€TMs basketball teamâ€TMs already-slim playoff hopes took yet another hit Tuesday as the Mountain Lions were beaten 74-49 by the Regis Rangers at Regis Fieldhouse.

UCCS fell to 9-15 overall and, more importantly, 7-9 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Mountain Lions, who have three home games remaining, are trying to catch 8-7 Mesa State, which has four road games left on the schedule.

“We have to show up for the next three games,” said UCCS senior Dolly Fiedelman. “All three are winnable games.”

But to win them the Mountain Lions will have to shoot better than they did on Tuesday. UCCS shot just 30.9 percent from the field and 40 percent (8-forr-20) from the foul line.

Not coincidentally, the only three UCCS players to shoot better that 33 percent were the teamâ€TMs top three scorers. Tonya Tripp (5-of-11) and Candace Thornton (5-of-13) each scored 13 points while Fiedelman (4-of-10) added 11.

“You canâ€TMt win if you donâ€TMt shoot,” said UCCS coach

After a layup by Fiedelman cut the UCCS deficit to 17-13 with 11:10 remaining in the first half, the Rangers launched upon an 18-3 run behind nine points by Stevi Seitz.

A 3-pointer by Thornton in the closing seconds helped the Mountain Lions finish the half with a 12-5 run that sent them to the locker room down 40-28 and with some hope. That hope was extinguished early as UCCS opened the second half by going scoreless over the first 5:53, a stretch that include shot clock violations on three consecutive possessions.

“They were playing a type of matchup zone,” said Fiedelman. “We couldnâ€TMt get any rotation from one side of the court to the other.”

UCCS adjusted, but too late. By the time Nancy Hoistâ€TMs free throw ended the drought, Regis had built an insurmountable 49-29 lead.

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