2008-09 UCCS Women's Basketball News

October 28, 2008Season preview: Finding balance could tip scales in UCCS' favorBalance is a very good thing to have if you’re an accountant, a judge or a tightrope walker.
November 4, 2008Lopsided loss to Wyoming nonetheless presents positivesLARAMIE, Wyo. – University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s basketball coach Jessika Caldwell has two weeks to prepare her Mountain Lions for their season opener against West Texas A&M on Nov. 21. After Tuesday’s 93-48 beating at the hands of the Division I Wyoming Cowgirls – the Mountain Lions’ lone exhibition game of the season – Caldwell now has no shortage of areas to address
November 21, 2008Mountain Lions set dubious record in season-opening lossALAMOSA – The Mountain Lions set a record they’d rather have avoided in their season opener on Friday.
November 22, 2008Mountian Lions fall to Lubbock ChristianALAMOSA – One night after setting an unfortunate record for turnovers, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs set another record Saturday.
November 23, 2008Awa-Williams named to all-tournament teamALAMOSA - Jazzmin Awa-Williams of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was named to the Adams State Bankers Classic all-tournament team, tournament officials announced late Saturday.
November 28, 2008Mountain Lion comeback falls short in loss to NewmanCOLORADO SPRINGS – Nancy Hoist’s jumper at the buzzer missed left as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was unable to complete its comeback in a 75-73 loss to the Newman Jets Friday evening at the Lions’ Den.
November 28, 2008TV replay schedule for next three games announcedUCCS announced the replay schedule for the MOuntain Lions women's basketball games on Nov. 28, Nov. 29 and Dec. 9. Each of the games will be televised live on Comcast Channel 20. The starting time for all three live telecasts is 6 p.m.
November 29, 2008Lowe named to all-tournament teamThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs announced the MVP and all-tournament team for the 2008 Hyatt Place Mountain Lion Classic, which concluded Saturday evening.
November 29, 2008Big Winona State run thwarts Mountain Lions' hopes for upsetCOLORADO SPRINGS – A 24-5 run over the final nine minutes of the first half ended all hopes of a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs upset and propelled the Winona State Warriors to a 90-63 victory in the final game of the 2008 Hyatt Place Mountain Lion Classic at the Lions’ Den.
December 5, 2008Awa-Williams celebrates her birthday by leading team to winGOLDEN, Colo. – Some people really know how to celebrate a birthday.
December 6, 2008Freshmen lead the way as UCCS wins its second straight gameGOLDEN, Colo. – Led by Ashley Miller’s 14 points, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs’ freshman class played a big role as the Mountain Lions beat the Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies 71-45 Saturday afternoon at Lockridge Arena.
December 9, 2008Auguste is magnificent as Colorado College stuns UCCSCOLORADO SPRINGS – In Latin, Augustus means magnificent. On Tuesday evening at the Lions’ Den, Auguste meant the same thing.Eliese Hansberry banked in an off-balance jumper with 2.5 seconds, allowing Melanie Auguste’s huge night to be rewarded as the Colorado College Tigers stunned the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 69-67.
December 13, 2008Mountain Lions turn tables to score come-from-behind victorySILVER CITY, N.M. – Just four days after blowing a lead with four minutes remaining, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs turned the tables to grab a 70-64 victory over the Western New Mexico Mustangs Saturday evening in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
December 19, 2008UCCS takes big Steel & Silver Series lead with win over T-wolvesThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took a commanding lead in the Steel & Silver Series on Friday night and, in no small part, has Colorado State-Pueblo coach Kip Drown to thank.While coaches in other sports from both schools have made certain they play each other twice a season (one conference game and one nonconference), Drown has repeatedly and steadfastly refused to schedule a second game against the Mountain Lions. His rationale, according to sources, has been that another game against UCCS does nothing to enhance his team’s regional prestige.As a result, Friday evening’s 77-67 UCCS victory counted four points toward winning the Ent Federal credit Union Trophy for the fourth straight year instead on the two earned later in the evening by the Mountain Lion men. The two wins give UCCS a daunting 18-6 lead in the rivalry series.
December 20, 2008More records fall as Mountain Lions improve to 3-0 in RMAC playCOLORADO SPRINGS- Behind a school-record 36 free throws made, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s basketball team earned its first-ever 3-0 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference start with a 78-66 victory over the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls Saturday evening at the Lions' Den.
December 22, 2008Awa-Williams named RMAC East Division player of the weekJazzmin Awa-Williams of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference East Division player of the week, the conference announced Monday.
January 5, 2009South Dakota connects from long range to drop Mountain LionsCOLORADO SPRINGS – Annie Roche had a career-high 17 points to lead the South Dakota Coyotes to a 66-58 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Monday evening at the Lions’ Den.
January 9, 2009Tough Fort Lewis defense hands Mountain Lions first conference lossDURANGO – An impressive Fort Lewis Skyhawks defense forced 27 turnovers, 19 in the first half, in handing the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s basketball team its first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference loss of the season, an 83-60 decision Friday evening at Whalen Gymnasium.
January 10, 2009Awa-Williams' 27 points not enough as Mountain Lions fall to Adams StateALAMOSA â€" Jazzmin Awa-Williams scored 27 points, the most by a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs player this season, but that wasnâ€TMt enough to prevent the Mountain Lions from dropping a 78-67 decision to the Adams State Grizzlies Saturday evening at Plachy Hall.
January 16, 2009Mountain Lions get the Lowe-down in grabbing victory over Mesa StateCOLORADO SPRINGS – Mallory Lowe had a career-high 12 rebounds to go with her nine points and two blocked shots to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 75-62 victory over the Mesa State Mavericks Friday evening at the Lions’ Den.
January 17, 2009"Lone wolf" UCCS can't complete comeback against Western StateCOLORADO SPRINGS – When Mountain Lions become lone wolves, the result is more than species confusion. It also makes for the occasional lackluster performance.
January 21, 2009Hoist, Jubic named to the RMAC academic honor rollNancy Hoist and Janean Jubic were named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference academic honor roll, the conference announced Wednesday.
January 23, 2009Sherk's sharpshooting not enough as Mountain Lions can't finish comebackDENVER - Alex Sherk scored a career-high 14 points but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs couldn’t recover from a big deficit and lost 86-66 to the Metro State Roadrunners Friday evening at Auraria Fieldhouse.
January 24, 2009Mountain Lions come up on wrong end of three-for-all in road loss to RegisDENVER – There was a three-for-all at Regis Fieldhouse Saturday evening.
January 30, 2009Rally at beginning of second half lifts Nebraska-Kearney past Mountain LionsThat’s how golden opportunities slip away.
January 31, 2009Mountain Lions come up short in ovetime loss to Chadron StateCOLORADO SPRINGS – Samantha Arkulari made a free throw with seven seconds remaining to lift the Chadron State Eagles to a 62-61 overtime victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday evening at the Lions’ Den.
February 6, 2009UCCS drops sixth straight gameCOLORADO SPRINGS – The Mountain Lions couldn’t bluff their way past a pair of nines Friday evening.
February 7, 2009Blackout Night crowd gets the assist in big victory over Colorado ChristianCOLORADO SPRINGS – Five Mountain Lions scored in double figures on Blackout Night at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, but the assist definitely went to the crowd.
February 13, 2009Mountain Lions sink 12 3-pointersin victory over Chadron StateCHADRON, Neb. – Payden Ackerman scored 14 of her 17 points in the first half as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s basketball team won its second straight game, an 87-82 decision over the Chadron State Eagles Friday at Armstrong Gymnasium.
February 14, 2009Dominant first half lifts Lopersto win over Mountain LionsKEARNEY, Neb. – Jade Meads and Debi Johnson each scored 14 of their 18 points in the first half as the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers pulled away quickly to run away with an 85-70 win over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday evening at the Health & Sports Center.
February 20, 2009Colorado Christian tops Mountain LionsLAKEWOOD, Colo. – Nancy Hoist led the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with 18 points and eight rebounds but the Mountain Lions were beaten 76-65 by the Colorado Christian Cougars Friday evening at Cougar Fieldhouse.
February 21, 2009Orediggers take control from start, roll to win over Mountain LionsGOLDEN, Colo. – The Colorado School of Mines Orediggers took control from the opening tip and never relented in rolling to an impressive 83-51 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday at Lockridge Arena.
February 27, 2009Mountain Lions fade in second overtime, allow Regis to clinch RMAC playoff spotCOLORADO SPRINGS – Paulina Tuell scored 36 points as the Regis Rangers clinched a berth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs with a 106-101 double-overtime victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Friday evening at the Lions’ Den.
February 28, 2009Fire alarm interrupts game six minutes too early to help tired Mountain LionsCOLORADO SPRINGS – With 9:08 remaining in Saturday’s women’s basketball game between the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the Metro State Riadrunners, the fire alarm at UCCS was activated and the Lions’ Den had to be, albeit briefly, evacuated.
March 9, 2009Awa-Williams named second-team All-RMACJazzmin Awa-Williams of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s basketball second-team, the conference announced Wednesday.
March 11, 2009Caldwell resigns as UCCS womens' basketball coachUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s basketball coach Jessika Caldwell resigned her position, UCCS athletic director Stephen Kirkham announced Wednesday.
April 20, 2009Kirkham to assume duties as UCCS women's basketball coachCOLORADO SPRINGS – University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Athletic Director Stephen Kirkham will assume duties at the women’s basketball coach for the 2009-10 season.
May 13, 2009UCCS announces dates for girls summer basketball campsUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s basketball coach Stephen Kirkham announced Wednesday that the Mountain Lions will be holding three camps this summer.
June 2, 2009Four to join UCCS for 2009-10 seasonUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's basketball coach Stephen Kirkham announced the first recruiting class of his second Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference coaching stint with the addition of four players.
July 9, 2009Bell honing skills in Utah summer leagueUCCS basketball player Audie Bell, who is playing in a summer league, was featured in a story in the Salt Lake City Tribune. To read the story, Click Here.
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