Cowgirls Rally Past Mountain Lions

By Doug Fitzgerald published December 17, 2010

LAS 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.

Trailing 52-44 with 10:53 remaining, Taylor Ealey hit a short jumper to start the NMHU rally. When Domonique Rivera scored her game-high 17th point at the 4:36 mark, the Cowgirls led 69-60. Seven players scored as the Cowgirls went 6-for-7 from the field and 10-for-10 from the foul line during the run.

Lauren Wolfinger hit two 3-pointers and Ashley Miller added another over the final 1:25 to nearly close the gap for the Mountain Lions.

Coca Whitley added 13 points for Highlands, which improved to 4-7 and 1-4 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. Marissa Magalei and Alyssa Lopez each had 11, with all of Lopez's points coming by way of free throws.

Danielle Brown led UCCS (2-7, 1-4 RMAC) with 15 points, while Wolfinger had 13. Miller added 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds and Jessica Brown had 11 points.

 

 

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