Colorado Christian completes season sweep of Mountain Lions

By Donna Young published February 8, 2008


COLORADO SPRINGS -- Despite three University of Colorado at Colorado Springs players, Emily Jenkins, Tonya Tripp, and Janean Jubic, getting into double digits, the Mountain Lions were defeated by the Colorado Christian Cougars for the second time this season, 65-57, on Friday evening at the Lion's Den.

UCCS started the game with the first points, but CCU went ahead 21-12 with 8:31 left in the half by the help of four made 3-pointers. The Mountain Lions quickly took over the ball to go on a 13-2 run and lead by three going into halftime. At the buzzer, CCU took the lead 26-25 with a half-court lob by Holly Valdez that somehow dropped.

"I stopped the girl initially, but then I let her go by me," said Jubic. "It was like a desperation shot, but sometimes you get lucky."

The second half went back and forth until CCU had a 10-2 run to have the biggest lead of the game at 60-50 with 1:17 remaining. CCU was given six free-throws in the last 37 seconds which gave them the win over UCCS at 65-57.

"I feel like in the second half, Christian put an emphasis on ‘Don't let her shoot!' and I didn't shoot as many shots as I did in the first half," Jubic said. "I wasn't getting the open looks that I had been getting early on."

"Compared to our last game against them, our rebounding was really, really good," Jubic said. "Last time they outrebounded us, but this time we stepped it up."

Leading the Mountains Lions was Tripp with 15 points, right at her average of 14.8 points-per-game, and 10 rebounds. Also, in double-digit scoring were Jubic who had 11 points in the first half, and Jenkins with 12 points. Jenkins also had nine rebounds. Tripp played 35 minutes and Jubic played 34 minutes of the game.

"You think you get used to playing that much because you do it every game, but your body gets tired," said Jubic. "Sometimes it's hard to catch that second wind, or the third, or the fourth. Maybe being tired didn't allow me to move as quickly around the perimeter."

CCU was led by Sara Davis who had 19 points and five rebounds. Talmai Aguirre had 14 points with four rebounds, and Ashley Braasch had 12 points and was 4-5 shooting 3-pointers.

With the loss, the Mountain Lions fall to a 10-15 record (4-10 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference). CCU gains another win to move up to 12-13 (8-6 RMAC).

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins22FSo.
Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins22FSo.
Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins33FJr.
Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins33FSr.
Tonya TrippTonya Tripp43C
Tonya TrippTonya Tripp43CSr.
Janean JubicJanean Jubic21GSr.
Janean JubicJanean Jubic21GJr.
Janean JubicJanean Jubic12GSo.
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