Augustana's clutch shooting stops UCCS

By Matt Sandstead published November 29, 2007

COLORADO SPRINGS -- The No. 19 Augustana University Vikings defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions 73-63 Thursday night in the Lions' Den.

The Vikings (8-1) were led by Molly Hayes, who finished the night with 25 points and haunted the Mountain Lions all night.

Late in the first half UCCS (4-4) made a 17-4 run to tie the game with six seconds before halftime. Hayes was able to bury a long distance 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Vikings a 32-29 led at halftime and nullify most of the momentum built by the surging Mountain Lions.

With 7:56 remaining in regulation the Vikings built a 59-48 lead. The Mountain Lions went on 6-0 run over the next 2:14 to again knot the game before Hayes buried another 3-pointer to thwart the UCCS run.

The Mountain Lions were led by a double-double from Tonya Tripp who finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Ashley Holiday went 8-for-9 from the floor with 16 points for the Vikings. Augustana will play Regis at 2 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Colorado State Pueblo Classic.

The Mountain Lions dropped to 4-4 with the loss after starting the season 4-0. UCCS will host Adams State for their first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game of the season Friday Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Lion's Den.

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