Mountain Lions come up on wrong end of three-for-all in road loss to Regis

By Doug Fitzgerald published January 24, 2009

DENVER â€" There was a three-for-all at Regis Fieldhouse Saturday evening.

The host Rangers knocked down 13 3-pointers on 25 attempts to take an 84-73 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

“Thatâ€TMs what they recruit for and thatâ€TMs what they do well,” said UCCS coach Jessika Caldwell. “They had open opportunities and they took advantage of them. Give a lot of credit to their shooters â€" they put them away when they needed to. “

The Mountain Lions hit eight 3-pointers themselves. Before Saturday, the most 3-pointers by a UCCS opponent was nine and the most combined 3-pointers in a UCCS game was 17.

Janean Jubic led UCCS (6-11, 4-5 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) with 21 points and four assists. Jazzmin Awa-Williams added 15 points while Nancy Hoist had nine.

Lauren Luebbe led Regis (10-7, 7-2 RMAC) with 24 points.

Six of the Rangersâ€TM 3-pointers helped them to a 27-15 lead at the 7:46 mark of the opening period. Six different Mountain Lions scored as UCCS charged back with a 14-3 run over the next 3:19. Regis built the lead back to six with 55 seconds remaining, but Jubic hit a pull-up jumper before hitting Mallory Lowe for a layup to cut the lead to two going into the intermission.

After a Lauren Holm trey made it 44-42, Regis scored the next 10 points to extend its lead to 12 with 15:30 left in the game. Minutes later, back-to-back threes, the second by Courtney Ault, increased the gap to 65-47.

The Mountain Lions answer was immediate and effective. An Awa-Williams steal-and-layup started a 15-point (six by Awa-Williams) UCCS run that narrowed the score to 65-62 with 6:18 remaining.

That run ended, predictably, with a Regis 3-pointer. UCCS was never able to challenge again.

“Our kids are very resilient and I appreciate that,” said Caldwell, who pointed out that sheâ€TMd rather not need to make comebacks in the first place."



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Lauren HolmLauren Holm22G
Lauren HolmLauren Holm22G
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Lauren HolmLauren Holm22G
Nancy HoistNancy Hoist40F
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Jazzmin Awa-WilliamsJazzmin Awa-Williams30F
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Mallory LoweMallory Lowe34C/F
Mallory LoweMallory Lowe34C/F
Mallory LoweMallory Lowe34C/F
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