Third straight win pushes Mountain Lions into four-way tie for eighth in RMAC
GOLDEN - 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.
The Mountain Lions finished the season in a four-way tie for the eighth and final berth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs. The RMAC will compute the tiebreaker formula and announce the official results later Saturday evening, but preliminary calculations by UCCS staff did not indicate a favorable result for the Mountain Lions.
NOTE: The RMAC officially released its women's basketball playoff bracket Saturday evening. Western State will be the No. 8 seed, having beaten UCCS, New Mexico Highlands and Regis in the conference's tiebreaker formula.
Ashley Miller led UCCS (10-16, 9-13 RMAC) with 16 points and nine rebounds. The point total matched her season best and the rebound mark was one short of the same standard.
Danielle Brown added 14 points for the Mountain Lions, while Jessica Brown and Lauren Wolfinger each had 11. Jessica Brown added six assists.
Senior Brecca Gaffney led Colorado Mines (7-20, 3-19 RMAC) with 29 points and eight rebounds in her final collegiate game.
The Orediggers led early, building a 16-10 lead on the strength of 11 points by Gaffney. With the score 19-14, UCCS came on with an 11-1 run that included a pair of 3-pointers by Ackerman.
A nine-point run later in the half gave the Mountain Lions their biggest lead at 34-23 with 3:53 remaining, but neither team managed much offense the rest of the period as the score at the break was 35-27.
A pair of free throws by Sammi Gentile early in the second half pushed the lead to 11 and it stayed in double digits the rest of the way.
UCCS Players/Staff Featured
|Additional News Stories|
|May 18, 2011||Two more added to deep, talented women's basketball recruiting class||The 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.|
|May 13, 2011||Kirchoff sisters added to women's basketball's impressive recruiting class||Corey 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 4, 2011||Women'sbasketball adds three Colorado players to recruiting class||University 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.|
|April 27, 2011||Women's basketball adds high-scoring Californian||COLORADO 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.|
|April 26, 2011||Women's basketball signs Texas forward||University 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.|