Career-Best for Kienitz Leads UCCS to a Program-Best 8th Straight Win

By MJ Arjomandi published February 15, 2013

ALAMOSA, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (17-4 / 14-3) continues its best run and ties its longest winning streak in program history tonight, defeating Adams State ( 8-13 / 5-12) 51-33 to record an eighth straight victory in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

UCCS never trailed and led by as many as 26 points en route to its 18 point victory. The Mountain Lions held the Grizzlies to just below 26 percent shooting from the field and 33 points, which is season low for any team against UCCS this season.

In their previous game, the Mountain Lions held CSU-P to below 22 percent from the field and 37 points. Its the first time that UCCS has held its opponents to less than 40 points in consecutive games since 2004.

Leading the way for UCCS in the first half was Jessika Kienitz with five rebounds and six points on three-of-four shooting from the field. Kienitz finished with a career-high and game-high 12 points and shot six-of-eight from the field.

Guards Abby Kirchoff and Gabby Ramirez each had five points in the first half. Ramirez finished with those five points, while Kirchoff added four more points in the second half and had a game-high three steals.

Post players Hannah Knight and Kellie Krueger each had a proficient game. Knight recorded six points on a perfect three-of-three from the field. Krueger also had six points with two steals and shot three-of five from the field.

Up Next: The UCCS Mountain Lions will travel to Durango to take on Fort Lewis tomorrow night with a tip-off time of 5:30 p.m. Fort Lewis defeated CSU-P tonight 78-64 to move into a tie for fourth place in the RMAC, while UCCS moved into a tie for second with its win

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