Mountain Lions Utilize Blackout Night Energy; Improve to 14-4

By Alex Cramer published February 1, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (14-4 / 11-3 RMAC) never trailed in their dominant 77-56 victory over Western New Mexico University (3-15 / 2-12 RMAC) at the Gallogly Events Center.

Whether it was the caffeinated drinks or the free t-shirts, Blackout night provided the Mountain Lions with plenty of energy to start the game as UCCS jumped out to an 18-3 lead to start the game.

Throughout the entire first-half UCCS looked like the dominant team as they finished the first-half with a 38-20 lead over the Mustangs. The Mountain Lions shot a remarkable 51.6 from the field in the first-half.

Even while UCCS piled on the points they managed to maintain a balanced scoring attack as no one Mountain Lion was in double-figures in the first period. Lauren Wolfinger led the way with eight points at the break.

The game was a fun one to watch, and what better night than the standing room only blackout night to put on a show. 21 assists as a team made for an exciting fast paced game with tremendous ball movement allowing UCCS to impose its will. Wolfinger also had a game-high six assists. Gabby Ramirez and Abby Kirchoff also chipped in four assists apiece.

The second-half was more of the same with UCCS holding a 77-56 advantage on the scoreboard at the final horn. It's worth noting the Mountain Lions were 13-of-14 from the free throw line in the second-half, and 17-of-22 in the game.

Wolfinger (13), Kirchoff (11), and Jeri Pikul (10) were the leading scorers for UCCS.

The high-octane Mountain Lion defense forced the Mustangs into committing 22 turnovers in the game.

Kassie Scott led the Mustangs in scoring with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

 Up Next: The win is the Mountain Lions fifth in a row as they continue their record setting season tomorrow, February 2, at home against New Mexico Highlands University (4-14 / 4-10 RMAC).



UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Abby KirchoffAbby Kirchoff20GSo
Gabby RamirezGabby Ramirez21GFr.
Jeri PikulJeri Pikul24GJr
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