UCCS is defeated by CCU
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs fell to Colorado Christian 68-60 on Saturday at the Cougar Fieldhouse.
The UCCS Mountain Lions started the first half strong against the CCU Cougars. With their biggest lead of the first half, the Mountain Lions were winning 12-6 with 14:33 remaining until half time.
The lead was quickly taken away when the Cougars went on a 16-4 run to lead the game by six points with 8:21 remaining. The game stayed close for the rest of the half, and halftime came with a tie score of 29-29.
"CCU is a team of shooters, and they can go on huge runs because the team is so good," said Nancy Hoist. "Teams make runs on you, but that's the game of basketball."
"At halftime, we knew that we needed to do the basics, execute good plays, and play good defense," said Hoist. "We tried to do that in the second half, but sometimes it just doesn't go your way."
The Mountain Lions immediately took the lead with two good free throws one and a half minutes into the second half. The period went back and forth between the Mountain Lions and the Cougars until CCU took the lead 53-51 with 7:34 left in the game. The Mountain Lions stayed close in the game but fell to the Cougars with a final score of 68-60.
"Rebounding was our worst part, we got out-rebounded by like 40-something to 30;" Hoist said (the actually numbers were 42-to-29). "I do think we ran our offense really well, and we had good shots."
Leading the Mountain Lions in scoring were Tonya Tripp with 16 points and Hoist with 12 points. Janean Jubic also had seven points for the team. Hoist led the team with eight rebounds, Candace Thornton rebounded six times, and Emily Jenkins rebounded five times.
The Cougars were led by Abby Rosenthal with 17 points, and close behind was Ainsley Barratt with 14 points. Sara Davis and Audrey Finley both had eight points to help CCU to victory. Their rebounding was led also by Rosenthal with 11 rebounds. Davis and Talmai Aguirre both had seven rebounds.
The Mountain Lions fall to a record of 9-13, 3-8 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Cougars improve their record to 10-12, 6-5 RMAC.
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