Mountain Lions sink 12 3-pointers in victory over Chadron State
CHADRON, Neb. â€" Payden Ackerman scored 14 of her 17 points in the first half as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs womenâ€TMs basketball team won its second straight game, an 87-82 decision over the Chadron State Eagles Friday at Armstrong Gymnasium.
The Mountain Lions made 12 of their 25 3-point attempts, the most made 3-pointers by a UCCS team since sinking 13 on Jan. 16, 2004 vs. Nebraska-Kearney.
Ackerman led the barrage, making five of her nine 3-point attempts. Her 40 made 3-pointers this season are just one behind Jennine Sauterâ€TMs UCCS freshman record set in 2003-04.
Nancy Hoist matched Ackermanâ€TMs 17 points Friday, while Mallory Lowe scored 16 despite nearly missing the trip with a case of the flu. Janean Jubic added 12 points, Jessica Lynch had a career-high eight assists and Ashley Miller grabbed a game-high nine rebounds to go along with her eight points.
The win was the second straight for UCCS after suffering through a six-game losing streak. The Mountain Lions improved to 8-14 overall, 6-8 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Alyssa Lyman led Chadron State (10-13, 5-10 RMAC) with 25 points, while Sunni Busch added 17 points and six assists.
UCCS led by as many as 14 after a Hoist jumper with 9:12 remaining in the game. Lyman had six points and Busch five as Chadron State put together an 11-0 run over the next three minutes to close to 71-68. After UCCSâ€TM Lauren Holm hit a jumper to increase the lead to five, Lyman answered with a three-point play to cut the deficit to two at the five minute mark.
The Mountain Lions got back-to-back 3-pointers by Jubic and Holm to make it 79-71, but Chadron State answered with an 8-2 run to again make it a two-point game with 1:45 left. UCCS answered with a jumper by Miller and two free throws each by Holm and Jubic to hold onto the win.
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