Mountain Lions Look to Continue Historic Run Friday in Spearfish

By MJ Arjomandi published January 24, 2013

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (11-4 / 8-3) looks to continue their historic run as they travel to Spearfish South Dakota to take Black Hills State (6-9 / 5-6) on Friday night.

This will be the first ever meeting between the Mountain Lions and the Yellow Jackets, as this is the first season that Black Hills State has been part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

If both teams have their way, it will be raining inside the Donald E. Young Center on Friday night, as The Mountain Lions and the Yellow Jackets are each in the top five for three-point percent in the RMAC.

Black Hills State shoots 34.4 percent from long range, ranking fifth in the RMAC, while UCCS shoots 44.8 percent from downtown, ranking first in the RMAC and 10th in the nation.

The Yellow Jackets are led on offense by Chelsey Biegler and Cali Bechet. Biegler leads the team in scoring, averaging 17 points per game, which ranks third best in the RMAC.  Bechet is the second leading scorer on the team, as she averages 10.2 points per game and shoots 57.1 percent from the field, which ranks fourth best in the RMAC.

The Mountain Lions are led on offense by Abby Kirchoff and Jeri Pikul, who combine for an average of over 24.5 points per game.  Kirchoff averages 13.9 per game and shoot s 47.6 percent from three-point range, third best in the RMAC.  Pikul averages 10.7 points per game and shoots over 51 percent from downtown, which ranks first in the RMAC.

UCCS will finish up a four-game road trip the next night, as they take on the Chadron State Eagles (3-12 / 3-8 RMAC) on Saturday in Chadron, Neb.  

Fans can watch the games online for eight dollars apiece on the America One network, or listen to the game for free at radio.uccs.edu. 

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Abby KirchoffAbby Kirchoff20GSo
Jeri PikulJeri Pikul24GJr
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