Mountain Lions Look for the Sweep Tonight Against the Cowgirls

By MJ Arjomandi published February 2, 2013

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (14-4 / 11-4 RMAC) looks to continue their historic run tonight as they host New Mexico Highlands (4-14 / 4-10 RMAC).

New Mexico Highlands leads UCCS in the all-time series 25-12 and have beaten the Mountain Lions five out of six games, dating back to December 9, 2009. UCCS broke a five game losing streak against New Mexico Highlands in their previous game, as UCCS won 96-92 on December 14 of this season.

This will be a matchup featuring two of the top 10 scorers in the RMAC, as Alyssa Lopez of New Mexico Highlands and Abby Kirchoff of UCCS are both atop the conference for points per game.

Alyssa Lopez leads the Cowgirls, averaging 16.9 points per game, which ranks third best in the RMAC. The Mountain Lions are led on offense by Abby Kirchoff, who is averaging 14.2 points per game, which ranks eighth best in the RMAC.

The Mountain Lions are first in the RMAC for assists per game (17), defensive rebounds (28.4), field goal percent (44.8), which ranks 6th in the nation and 3-point percent (38.1), which ranks 9th in the nation.

The long range attack is led by Jeri Pikul (45.8) and Gabby Rameriz (44.9 who are third and fifth in the RMAC respectively for 3-point percent.  The Mountain Lions have another dangerous deep threat as senior, Lauren Wolfinger, has cracked the top 10 for all-time 3-pointers in school history.

Wolfinger has 115 for her career and counting, which ranks eighth all-time at UCCS. She needs just one more to move into a tie for seventh.

Fans that cannot make it to the Gallogly Events Center can watch the games online through the America One Network, or listen to the game at radio.uccs.edu. Pregame analysis for the show can be found exclusively at radio.uccs.edu 30 minutes prior to the 5:30 tip-off.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Abby KirchoffAbby Kirchoff20GSo
Gabby RamirezGabby Ramirez21GFr.
Jeri PikulJeri Pikul24GJr
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