Colorado Christian bests Mountain Lions on Senior Night

By Doug Fitzgerald published February 20, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS - Juanice Cornell and Abby Rosenthal each scored 22 points to help the Colorado Christian Cougars spoil senior night at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs by beating the Mountain Lions 84-58 Saturday at the Gallogly Events Center.

Immediately after the games, UCCS honored seniors Janean Jubic and Lauren Holm, each of whom played the final home game as a Mountain Lion. Jubic had seven points and Holm six.

"It's hard to believe; it hasn't sunk in yet," said Holm about her final home game. "We still have two games left so it's not really the end yet. I think that helps."

Rosenthal added a game-high nine rebounds for Colorado Christian (11-12, 9-7 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference). The Cougars dominated the boards, outrebounding UCCS 48-26.

Lauren Wolfinger led the Mountain Lions (6-18, 2-14 RMAC) with 16 points and four assists. Payden Ackerman added 11 points, while Holm and Mallory Lowe each had five rebounds.

Aside from the rebounding edge, Colorado Christian also outshot UCCS 52.5 percent to 32.1 percent. The Cougars hit 60 percent in the second half by pounding the ball inside to their big girls.

"They have a lot of good shooters who are consistent," said Holm. "When we get a little bit tired, our shots are off. We need to learn to take better shots late in the game."

Colorado Christian led by as many as 11 in the first half and were up 35-25 with 1:48 remaining when UCCS closed with two Lowe free throws and a 3-pointer by Holm to cut the gap to five at the break. The Mountain Lions forced two turnovers in the final minute to keep it close.

The gap was eight in the early minutes of the second half, but Ackerman hit a jumper and a 3-pointer and Kallie Jiblits followed with a short jumper as UCCS closed to within a point at 38-37 with 18:24 remaining.

The Cougars answered with a 9-1 run over the next two minutes. Later, an 11-0 run gave Colorado Christian a 67-49 lead with 6:30 remaining.

The Mountain Lions will conclude their season next weekend with games at Metro State on Friday and Regis on Saturday.

"We have nothing to lose at this point," said Holm. "Our main thing is going in, working as hard as we can and trying to upset some people."

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Lauren HolmLauren Holm22G
Lauren HolmLauren Holm22G
Lauren HolmLauren Holm22G
Lauren HolmLauren Holm22G
Kallie JibletsKallie Jiblets30F
Kallie JibletsKallie Jiblets30F
Mallory LoweMallory Lowe34C/F
Mallory LoweMallory Lowe34C/F
Mallory LoweMallory Lowe34C/F
Payden AckermanPayden Ackerman34G
Payden AckermanPayden Ackerman34G
Payden AckermanPayden Ackerman34G
Payden AckermanPayden Ackerman34G
Janean JubicJanean Jubic12GFr.
Janean JubicJanean Jubic12GSo.
Janean JubicJanean Jubic21GJr.
Janean JubicJanean Jubic21GSr.
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