Gold Rush Tuesday as UCCS Hosts the First Round of the 2013 RMAC Shootout

By MJ Arjomandi published March 4, 2013

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (19-7 / 16-6) will host "Gold Rush," which is first home playoff game since 2001-02 and just the second in program history this Tuesday at the Gallogly Events Center. The three seeded Mountain Lions will host the sixth seed Cougars (16-10 / 13-9 RMAC) of Colorado Christian.

UCCS finished the 2013 regular with its best record in program history with an overall record at 19-7. The Mountain Lions broke the previous record of 19-9, which was set in 2001-2002.

The Mountain Lions have won the last four meetings against the Cougars, dating back to February 25, 2011. UCCS beat Colorado Christian 80-64 in the last meeting on January 19. Jeri Pikul and Gabby Rameriz each tied for a game-high 16 points that night.

The Mountain Lions are first in the RMAC in defensive rebounds (27.5), second in assists per game (16.5), which is 15th in the nation, second in the RMAC in field goal percent (43.7), which is 14th in the nation, and second in the RMAC for free throw percent (75.6) which also ranks 17th in the nation.

The Cougars are second in the RMAC in points per game (72.1), second in free throws (16.5) and free throw attempts (22), second in blocks per game (3.1), and first in steals per game (11.2).

Taylor Torres and Gillian Foster lead the cougars in scoring. Torres leads the team with 14.6 points per game and Foster is averaging 8.2 points, shooting 52.3 percent from the field, which is fourth best in the RMAC.

Leading the way for UCCS is Abby Kirchoff and Kellie Krueger. Kirchoff is averaging 14.2 points per game and is shooting 86 percent from the free-throw line, which ranks 19th in the nation. Krueger is averaging 8.6 points per game, shooting 58.1 percent from the field.

Senior Lauren Wolfinger has cracked the top 10 for a few statistical categories at UCCS. She ranks fifth for assists (213), seventh for steals (159), seventh for 3-pointers made (125), eighth for field goals (337) and eighth for total points (953) all-time in program history, and counting.

Freshman Tori Fisher is coming off a career game this past weekend against Regis. In the game, Fisher recorder her second double-double in three games as she had career-highs and games-highs of 18 points and 13 rebounds.

Fans that cannot make it to the Gallogly Events Center can watch the online through the America One Network, or listen to the game at Pregame analysis for the show can be found exclusively at 30 minutes prior to the tip-offs, which will be 7:00 p.m.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Abby KirchoffAbby Kirchoff20GSo
Kellie KruegerKellie Krueger44FSo
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