UCCS Falls to Hot-Shooting Bronchos
DENTON, 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.
Central Oklahoma (1-1) shot 50 percent overall, including 6-of-13 on 3-pointers. The Brochos also went 29-39 from the foul line, outscoring UCCS by eight on free throws.
Jessica Brown added 15 points for UCCS, which shot 39.2 percent overall and 9-of-26 on 3-pointers. Ashley Miller had 14 points and a team-best seven rebounds. Brown and Jeri Pikul each had three assists.
Ashley Beckley led Central Oklahoma with 19 points and Alyssa Fuxa had eight rebounds.
After Jessica Brown hit a pair of free throws to make it 13-10 with 10:30 left in the first half, Central Oklahoma jetted to a 17-6 behind five points each by Tarrington Oakes and Courtney Allen.
The Mountain Lions answered with seven straight, four from Miller and two from Danielle Brown. The Bronchos finished the half 7-2 to take a 37-25 lead into the locker room.
UCCS ground the gap down to five as a three-point play by Miller made it 41-36 with 16:44 remaining. A three-minute scoring drought, however, allowed Central Oklahoma to increase the lead to 10.
The deficit grew to 64-48 with 8:50 left when UCCS made its final push. Wolfinger hit two 3-pointers, a two-point jumper and a pair of free throws to help cut it to 66-59 with just under six minutes left.
That's as close as the Mountain Lions would get.
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