2010-11 UCCS Women's Basketball News

November 1, 2010RMAC coaches say Lions have mountain to climbIn an announcement that surprised no one, the University of Colorado at Colorado at Colorado Springs women's basketball team was picked to finish dead last in the annual Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's preseason coaches' poll, which was released Monday.
November 4, 2010New faces shine in exhibition win over Colorado CollegeWhat has been billed as one of the best recruiting classes in University of Colorado at Colorado Springs history was on full display during Thursday's 78-50 exhibition win over the Colorado College Tigers.
November 19, 2010Texas Woman's proves too much for UCCS, BrownDENTON, Texas – Jessica Brown had 15 points, six rebounds and four steals in her Mountain Lions debut Friday evening but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was beaten in its season opener 70-46 by the Texas Woman’s Pioneers at Kitty Magee Arena.
November 20, 2010UCCS Falls to Hot-Shooting BronchosDENTON, Texas – Lauren Wolfinger’s 19 points weren’t enough to prevent the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs from dropping its second game in as many days as the Mountain Lions were beaten 83-70 by the hot-shooting Central Oklahoma Brochos Saturday at Kitty Magee Arena.
November 27, 2010Mountain Lions Knock Off Defending National ChampsCOLORADO SPRINGS- Led by Lauren Wolfinger's 24 points, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs defeated a Top 10 opponent for the first time in school history in its 70-67 victory over the No. 5 Emporia State Hornets Saturday afternoon at the Gallogly Events Center.
November 26, 2010UCCS Starts 0-18 from Field, Comeback Falls Short Against Winona StateCOLORADO SPRINGS- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs missed its first 18 field goal attempts and could never completely recover as the Mountain Lions dropped a 67-59 decision at the hands of the Winona State Warriors Friday afternoon at the Gallogly Events Center.
December 3, 2010UCCS falls to national runner-upsCOLORADO SPRINGS-Six days after scoring a stunning upset of the defending national champions, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs couldn't find enough left to also beat the defending national runner-up as the Mountain Lions dropped a 79-69 decision to the No. 3-ranked Fort Lewis Skyhawks Friday evening at Gallogly Events Center.
December 4, 2010Despite 3-point Frenzy, Mountain Lions FallPayden Ackerman and Lauren Wolfinger combined for 39 points and 10 3-pointers, but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was unable to match up with the Adams State inside game as the Grizzlies took home a 76-61 decision Saturday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
December 8, 2010Rocky Ford's Kienitz added for 2011-12University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s basketball coach Corey Laster completed a very successful early recruiting period by signing Rocky Ford High School guard Jessika Kienitz to a National Letter of Intent, UCCS announced Wednesday.
December 8, 2010Mountain Lions sign Patterson to NLIUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's basketball coach Corey Laster announced Wednesday the signing of Peyton High School center Sam Patterson to a National Letters of Intent. The 6-foot forward/center will join the Mountain Lions for the 2011-12 season.
December 10, 2010UCCS Women Outlast Orediggers, Get First RMAC Win of 2010-11 CampaignCOLORADO SPRINGS- Playing one of the NCAA's toughest opening schedules paid off in a big way for the Mountain Lions.
December 11, 2010Turnovers prove costly for UCCS women in loss to Colorado ChristianKelsie Hert had 16 points and Christina Whitelaw added 15 points and eight steals as the Colorado Christian Cougars took an early lead and never fully relinquished it in a 64-59 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
December 17, 2010Cowgirls Rally Past Mountain LionsLAS VEGAS, N.M. – A 25-8 run over a nearly flawless six-minute, 17-second stretch in the second half lifted the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls to a 74-73 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Friday evening at the John A. Wilson Complex.
December 18, 2010Mountain Lions Go into Holiday Break with Win over MustangsSILVER CITY, N.M. - Lauren Wolfinger scored 18 points to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 63-48 victory over the Western New Mexico Mustangs Saturday evening at Drag’s Court.
January 3, 2011Behind Gentile's career best 22, UCCS tops rival CSU-PuebloCOLORADO SPRINGS- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs defeated rival CSU-Pueblo handily Monday night at the Gallogly Events Center. After a slow start by both teams, the Mountain Lions opened up a 17 point lead with 3:11 left in the first half and never looked back as they cruised to a 77-56 win, their largest victory margin of the season.
January 7, 2011UCCS Women Come from Behind, Top MountaineersThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won its third straight game Friday night and did so in a familiar fashion. The Mountain Lions came from behind against the Western State Mountaineers to pull off a 69-62 victory in the Gallogly Events Center.
January 8, 2011UCCS women score another comeback, beats Mesa StateCOLORADO SPRINGS- For the second consecutive night, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs overcame a double-digit deficit to pull off another win, this time a 69-58 win over the Mesa State Mavericks.
January 14, 2011UCCS Women Can't Complete Comeback, Fall to RegisDENVER – A 15-2 run early in the second half created a gap from which the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was unable to recover as the Mountain Lions dropped a 76-68 decision to the Regis Rangers Friday evening at Regis Fieldhouse.
January 15, 2011No. 21 Metro State too much for Mountain LionsDENVER – Ashley Miller had 16 points and Jessica Brown 15 but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs lost to the No. 21 Metro State Roadrunners 73-57 Saturday evening at the Auraria Events Center.
January 21, 2011UCCS Buzzer Beater Answered by Lopers as Mountain Lions Fall in OvertimeKEARNEY, Neb. – Seven years later, the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers got their revenge.
January 22, 2011Brown sisters shine but cold-shooting UCCS women beaten by Chadron StateCHADRON, Neb. – Jessica Brown had 17 points and Danielle Brown had her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds but those efforts went to waste as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs dropped its fourth straight game, this one a 58-49 loss to the Chadron State Eagles.
January 28, 2011Sammi Gentile, Wolfinger Light Up Blackout NightSammi Gentile had 18 points and 17 rebounds and Lauren Wolfinger had 20 points to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 67-53 win over the Western New Mexico Mustangs before a Blackout Night crowd of 933.
January 29, 2011Mountain Lions fall to New Mexico HighlandsCOLORADO SPRINGS - Sammi Gentile's 20 points and nine rebounds weren't enough to keep the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs from falling 77-68 to the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls Saturday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
February 5, 2011CSU-Pueblo evens season seriesPUEBLO – Just over a month ago, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions handed Colorado State-Pueblo a 21-point loss. Saturday evening at Massari Arena, the Thunderwolves got even.
February 11, 2011Late Collapse Send UCCS to Defeat at Adams StateALAMOSA – Kendra Coveal’s field goal with 11 seconds remaining, her 11th in as many attempts, completed a 12-2 Adams State rally that sent the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 59-58 defeat at the hands of the Grizzlies Friday evening at Plachy Hall.
February 12, 2011No. 4-ranked Fort Lewis pounds UCCSDURANGO – The Fort Lewis Skyhawks made 17 3-pointers, the most allowed by a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s basketball team, to roll past the Mountain Lions 85-48 Saturday evening at Whalen Gymnasium.
February 14, 2011Friday, Feb. 18 designated as 'Pink Zone' gameFriday, February 18 has been designated as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' annual 'Pink Zone' game. Fans are encouraged to wear pink for that evening's women's basketball game against the Chadron State Eagles as UCCS partners with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association to raise breast cancer awareness.
February 18, 2011UCCS falls to Chadron StateJessica Brown matched her career high with 18 points but couldn’t prevent the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs from dropping a 65-51 decision to the Chadron State Eagles Friday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
February 19, 2011Behind Brown's 29, Mountain Lions top UNKJessica Brown’s 29 points was her career high and the most by a Mountain Lions player since 1997 and it also lifted the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to an 83-72 victory over the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers Saturday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
February 25, 2011Mountain Lions keep hope alive with win over Colorado ChristianLauren Wolfinger had 19 points and five assists to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 73-60 victory over the Colorado Christian Cougars Friday evening at the Cougar Event Center.
February 26, 2011Third straight win pushes Mountain Lions into four-way tie for eighth in RMACGOLDEN – The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s basketball team finished the regular season with its third straight win, two of which came on the road, as the Mountain Lions defeated the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers 70-58 Saturday evening at Lockridge Arena.
March 2, 2011Wolfinger, Brown Named All-RMACUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs guards Jessica Brown and Lauren Wolfinger were each named third-team all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the RMAC announced Wednesday.
April 15, 2011See photos from the basketball team's visit to the Boy's and Girl's ClubUCCS Athletics has received photos from the basketball clinic conducted in February by the UCCS women's basketball team at the Leon Young Boy's and Girl's Club. After conducting the clinic, the team stayed at the center to shoot hoops, play pool and hang out with the kids.
April 26, 2011Women's basketball signs Texas forwardUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s basketball coach Corey Laster announced Tuesday that he had received a National Letter of Intent from Westwood High School (Texas) forward Sierra Henry.
April 27, 2011Women's basketball adds high-scoring CalifornianCOLORADO SPRINGS - University of Colorado at Colorado Springs basketball coach Corey Laster announced Wednesday that he had received a National Letter of Intent from 5-foot-11 guard Kassie Stratton out of Estancia High School in Orange County, Calif.
May 4, 2011Women'sbasketball adds three Colorado players to recruiting classUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s basketball coach Corey Laster announced Wednesday that he had received National Letters of Intent from three Colorado players. Joining the Mountain Lions for the 2011-12 season will be Michelle Brassard of Rampart High School, Shannon Kelly of Pine Creek HS and Bre Burgesser of Broomfield HS.
May 13, 2011Kirchoff sisters added to women's basketball's impressive recruiting classCorey Laster's first recruiting class as the coach of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball program got even stronger and deeper with the announcement Monday of the addition of Anna and Abby Kirchoff.
May 18, 2011Two more added to deep, talented women's basketball recruiting classThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs' women's basketball recruiting class grew again Wednesday as the Mountain Lions announced the signing of guard Krystal Pittman of Eastern Wyoming College by way of D'Evelyn High School and 6-foot-2 Australian Hannah Knight.
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