Krueger's Dominance in the Paint Propels UCCS to another win

By MJ Arjomandi published January 18, 2013

GOLDEN, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (10-4 / 7-3 RMAC) defeats Colorado Mines (10-6 / 7-3) 64-58 tonight in Lockridge Arena. The 10-4 record matches the best start to a season in program history.

The Mountain Lions shot 71 percent in from 3-point range and 54 percent from the field in the first half to take a 34-28 lead at the break.

Kellie Krueger helped lead UCCS on offense in the first half, recording eight points, shooting four-of-five from the field. Krueger finished with a team-high 14 points and six rebounds.

Sophomore Shannon Kelly had her best performance of the season in the first half as she put in six points shooting 100 percent from the field and from 3-point range. Kelly added one more free throw in the second half.

The Mountain Lions continued their moment coming out of the halftime, as they never trailed in the second half. Point guard Gabby Ramirez went two-of-two from downtown in the half and four-of-five in the game for 12 points.

The leading scorer for UCCS was held to just four points in the first half. In the second half, Abby Kirchoff scored six points shooting one-of-two from the field and four-of-four from the free throw line, while adding five rebounds.

The Mountain Lions were also aided by Jeri Pikul, who scored five points in each half. Pikul shot 50 percent from downtown and added four rebounds with three steals.

Up Next: UCCS will travel to Lakewood, Colorado, tomorrow night as they take on Colorado Christian (9-5 /6-4 RMAC). The Mountain Lions beat the Cougars 78-74 in the previous meeting on Feb. 24, 2012.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Abby KirchoffAbby Kirchoff20GSo
Gabby RamirezGabby Ramirez21GFr.
Kellie KruegerKellie Krueger44FSo
Jeri PikulJeri Pikul24GJr
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