Lowe's double-double not enough to overcome Mesa State's mid-game run
GRAND JUNCTION â€" The Mesa State Mavericks bracketed halftime with a 12-0 run and made that advantage stand in a 70-59 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday evening at Brownson Arena.
The Mountain Lions slipped to 5-10, 1-6 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference despite a 16-point, 12-rebound effort from Mallory Lowe. It was the fourth double-double of the season for the junior from Bushnell, Ill.
After Ashley Millerâ€TMs short jumper with 1:22 remaining in the first half closed the Mountain Lions to within two, Mesa State scored the final five points of the period on a 3-pointer by Meagan Selvidge and a hoop by Courtney McCaig on an in-bounds play.
The Mavericks kept it up coming out of the intermission as McCaig opened the second half with a 3-pointer with the help of Jenn Kimbrowâ€TMs offensive rebound and pass out to the perimeter. McCaig and Katie Cupp each knocked down shots to complete the run, giving Mesa State a 40-26 lead with 18:16 remaining in the game.
Jumpers by Janean Jubic and Lowe cut the gap to six at 65-59, but with just 1:02 remaining, it proved too late to capitalize upon.
McCaig led Mesa State (3-9, 2-5 RMAC) with 19 points, followed by Alaina Brennanâ€TMs 17 and Selvidgeâ€TMs 10. Brennan also had 10 rebounds, while Cupp had 11 boards and six assists.
Lauren Wolfinger added 10 points six rebounds and three assists for UCCS. Kallie Jiblits had seven rebounds, while seniors Lauren Holm and Janean Jubic had nine and eight points respectively.
Because of the RMACâ€TMs â€˜lone wolfâ€TM scheduling format, the Mountain Lions were playing their second game in as many nights while Mesa State had the luxury of resting and preparing since Jan. 9.
UCCSâ€TM next game will also be the official grand opening of the new UCCS Event Center. The Mountain Lions will face Regis at 6 p.m. on Jan. 22.
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