Ramirez Makes it Rain from Long Range
SPEARFISH, S.D. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team defeats Black Hills State 66-52 tonight inside the Donald E. Young Center in the first meeting ever between these two programs. UCCS improves their overall record to 12-4 for the first time in program history and moves into third place in the Rocky Mountain Conference with a conference record of 9-3.
The Mountain Lions dominated the first half, shooting 55 percent from the field and seven-of-12 from three-point range. UCCS led by 18 points at the half, with a score of 43-25.
Leading the way for the Mountain Lions in the first half was Gabby Ramirez. She matched her career high for three-point shots made, going four-of-five from long range and five-of-six from the field. Ramirez led all scores at the half with 14 points. She finished with a game-high and career-high 19 points shooting five-of-eight from long range, adding five assists.
Abby Kirchoff warmed up in the second half as she led the Mountain Lions in scoring with eight points. Kirchoff finished the game right above her season average with 14 points, while adding five assists and a team-high seven rebounds.
UCCS also received key offensive contributions from Lauren Wolfinger, Hannah Knight and Jessika Kienitz, who combined for 19 additional points.
The Mountain Lions outrebounded the Yellow Jackets 40-27, while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from beyond the arch.
Up Next: The UCCS Mountain Lions will wrap up their four-game road trip tomorrow night as they travel to Nebraska to take on the Chadron State Eagles (3-9 / 3-13).
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