Metro proves too much for UCCS
Denver -- Despite a double-double by Kirstin Buttars the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs falls to Metro State 61-47, Friday night at the Auraria Events Center.
Metro State went on a 14-3 run to open the second half 45-22 with 15:26 left in the game. UCCS closed within 17 points on the only 3-pointer the Mountain Lions would get by Janean Jubic with 9:32 remaining.
Two late layups by Nancy Hoist closed the game within 14 points with only 26 seconds remaining to end the game.
Buttars had 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead UCCS (9-12, 3-7 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference). Emily Jenkins added 11 points and Tonya Tripp added seven points and 10 rebounds.
UCCS shot a dismal 26.1 percent (6-23) from the field in the first half to be out shot by Metro who went 25-of-61 and shot 43.3 percent from the field.
The Mountain Lions were up 12-11 with 9:13 remaining in the first half with two Buttars free throws. Poor shooting by UCCS led to a 12-2 run by the Roadrunners with 5:16 remaining to end the half 31-19.
Ashley Mickens and Stephanie Sauter led Metro State (12-6, 8-2 RMAC) with 13 points each.
Mountain Lion turnovers accounted for 15 points by Metro State.
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