No. 21 Metro State too much for Mountain Lions
DENVER - 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.
Brown also had a game-high four assists while Miller led the Mountain Lions (6-9, 5-6 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) with five rebounds. Jeri Pikul and Payden Ackerman each added eight points.
Jasmine Cervantes led Metro State (15-0, 11-0 RMAC) with 22 points and seven assists. Cassondra Bratton added 17 points and Kristin Valencia 13.
A layup by Bratton and a 3-pointer by Cervantes over the final 1:29 of the first half allowed the Roadrunners to break a 23-all tie go into the intermission leading by five.
UCCS made five of its first seven field goal attempts in the second half, opening with a 12-6 run to lead 35-34 with 16:06 left in the game. Six of the UCCS points during the run were scored by Ackerman.
While the Mountain Lions never led again, they kept it close much of the way. Two free throws by Miller cut the gap, which had been as much as seven, to four (55-51) with 6:31 left.
Metro State took off from there, closing with an 18-6 run with Bratton and Valencia each getting six.
It was the second straight loss for UCCS after its four-game winning streak.
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