Mountain Lions Fall for the First Time This Season

By M.J. Arjomandi published November 20, 2012

CANYON, Texas - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (2-1) fell for the first time this season in a 78-54 loss to West Texas A&M (1-3) Tuesday night at the First United Bank Center.

UCCS was led in the first half by sophomore center Hannah Knight, who went three-of-four from the field for six points and finished the half with three rebounds and one assist. She finished the game with nine points, five rebounds and four assists.

Freshman Gabby Ramirez was the high scorer for the Mountain Lions in the first half with 11 points off four-of-nine shooting from the field, with two shots from the three-point line. She concluded the game with a team-high 15 points, shooting five-of-11 from the field and added three rebounds and three steals.

Abby Kirchoff led UCCS in the second half with eight points and added four rebounds throughout the game. Jeri Pikul also had a solid second half with seven of her nine points in the period. She shot four-of-seven from the field during the entire game.

Kellie Kruger also had a strong finish as she had six points and three rebounds in the second half. Kruger finished with eight points on 4-6 shooting and had a team-high seven rebounds.

Up next: UCCS will open up conference play with a four game homestand beginning on November 30, as they host Fort Lewis. The Skyhawks won the last meeting against the Mountain Lions 68-65 in the semifinal match of the 2012 RMAC shootout.

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