Tripp's 28 not enough as Mountain Lions fall to Chadron State
CHADRON, Neb. -- Tonya Tripp had 28 points and 12 rebounds and Janean Jubic had eight assists but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs nonetheless fell 86-81 to the Chadron State Eagles Thursday evening at Armstrong Gym.
Sunni Busch led Chadron State (9-17, 6-12 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) with 32 points. Samantha Arkulari and Alyssa Lyman each added 12 points for the Eagles, while Lyman grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
Junior guard Whitney Knobbe came off the bench to score a career-high 13 points for the Mountain Lions (11-18, 5-13 RMAC). Starting forwards Emily Jenkins and Nancy Hoist each added 11.
Hoist and Lauren Holm each had four of UCCS' season-high 24 assists.
The Mountain Lions led by as many as five in the first 10 minutes, but lost the lead on a 3-pointer by Busch with 6:30 left in the half. It was a lead Chadron State would never relinquish.
UCCS got to within four on seven different occasions in the second half and once trimmed the deficit to three, but could never complete the comeback as the Eagles made clutch shots.
The Mountain Lions have lost two straight and four of their past five.
It was only the second time this season that UCCS has shot better than 42 percent from the field and lost. The Mountain Lions, who made 45.7 percent of their field goal attempts Thursday, are now 7-2 when reaching that accuracy mark.
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