Mountian Lions fall to Lubbock Christian
ALAMOSA â€" One night after setting an unfortunate record for turnovers, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs set another record Saturday.
This record, however, was aided by the referees.
The Mountain Lions shot a meager two free throws in a 91-73 loss to the NAIA No. 15-ranked Lubbock Christian Chaparrals in UCCSâ€TM final game of the Adams State Bankers Classic at Plachy Hall.
The lowest free throw mark prior to that was five, which happened twice. The first came in a 68-66 loss to Mesa State on Jan. 24, 2004. The second occurred in a 51-40 loss to Colorado Mines on Jan. 7, 2005.
Lubbock Christian (6-0) shot 17-of-19 from the charity stripe to UCCSâ€TM (0-2) 2-of-2.
The loss also came despite shooting a 49.2 field-goal percentage by the Mountain Lions. UCCS is now 14-8 when shooting between 40 and 49.9 percent since Jessika Caldwell became the coach prior to the 2005-06 season.
The Chaparrals started the game with a 7-0 run when a 3-pointer by Mountain Lions Janean Jubic sparked a 15-8 run to tie the game midway through the first half.
Down 26-21 with 6:01 remaining in the first half a 3-pointer by Jessica Lynch started an 8-0 UCCS run to give the Mountain Lions their largest lead of the game.
UCCS ended the half down by three while shooting a 45.5 percent from behind the arc.
With a 3-pointer by Jordan Hampton the Chaparrals started the second half with another 7-0 run.
Down by 17 with 11:29 remaining in the game the Mountain Lions started an 11-2 run with six points by Jazzmin Awa-Williams to cut the deficit to three. That was as close UCCS would get.
Awa-Williams led the Mountain Lions with 15 points on a perfect 7-for-7 from the field. Nancy Hoist added 12 points and four rebounds, while Katie Eickelman led the team with six rebounds and had eight points.
Lubbock Christian was led by Hampton with 34 points. Brittany Blackmon added 18 points and led the team with eight rebounds.
With the win, the Chaparrals remain unbeaten when playing UCCS - winning all four of the meetings between the two teams.
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