Mountain Lions drop first conference game of the season
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A tough shooting night left the Mountain Lions wanting more after a 49-62 loss to the Metro State Roadrunners at the Gallogly Events Center Friday Evening.
UCCS standout Abby Kirchoff, the reigning RMAC defensive player of the week, had one of the toughest nights going 0-for-8 from the field. Even the leading scorer on the night Lauren Wolfinger, 16 points, had to work for every basket as she only went 5-for-14 from the field.
Jeri Pikul was the only Mountain Lion who scored with any ease as she collected her 12 points with a 4-for-7 performance.
Metro State didn't beat UCCS in the first-half; the Mountain Lions beat themselves.
Due in large part to poor shooting, UCCS shot 16.7-percent in the first-half for just four made field goals, the Roadrunners held a 30-14 lead at halftime.
Second chance point were the Roadrunners bread and butter in the first-half as they collected 23 points of second chances by intermission.
UCCS woke up in the second-half winning the period by a score of 35-32 but it was too little too late for the Mountain Lions who dug a very large hole in the first-half.
High scorers for the Roadrunners were Amy Nelson (12), Emily Wood (12) and Jenessa Burke (10).
UCCS dropped their first home game of the season to bring their record to 4-2, 2-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Metro State grabbed their first RMAC win of the young season to improve to 3-4, 1-1 RMAC.
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