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|---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----| Season GP-GS Min--Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2007-08 30-28 795 26.5 57-180 .317 33-101 .327 29-51 .569 24 88 112 3.7 53 1 30 55 6 16 176 5.9 2006-07 27-4 545 20.2 47-158 .297 20-73 .274 23-33 .697 19 55 74 2.7 61 1 32 49 4 22 137 5.1
2007-08: Named to the honorable mention All-RMAc academic team ... played in all 30 games and started in 28 ... was fourth on the team in rebounding (112), fifth on the team in scoring (176), and fifth in assists (30) ... averaged 5.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists this season ... had a season-high 17 points against Western N.M. on Jan. 5 ... had her first career double-double against N.M. Highlands on Jan. 4 with a career-high 12 rebounds along with 15 points ... had a season-high 2 assists eight times this season and a season-high two steals two times this season.
2006-07: Played in all 27 games and started four ... had a total 137 points, 74 rebounds, 32 assists, and 22 steals this season ... had a career-high 19 points against Colorado Christian on Jan. 26th ... had a career-high 11 rebounds as well as 10 points against Chadron State on Feb. 24th ... had a career-high four assists in two games this season and a career high three steals three times this season.
Pre UCCS Notes:
2005-06 (at Northern Colorado): Saw limited action in 10 games as a redshirt-freshman ... scored five points against UTEP (12/13/05) ... hit first career 3-pointer against UTEP ... made first career field goal against Wyoming (12/10) ... on Dean's List.
2004-05 (at Northern Colorado): Redshirted.
High School: A 2004 graduate of Westside High School in Weston, Idaho ... earned team MVP honors as a senior ... also earned USA Junior Nationals MVP honors ... All-Valley Player of the Year ... leading scorer on her team as a junior ... earned letters in basketball (4), track (4) and volleyball (2) ... served as team captain in all three sports ... leading blocker on her prep volleyball team as a senior ... Idaho top scholar ... honor roll student.
Personal: Majoring in Media Management ... enjoys wakeboarding, snowboarding, running, drawing, eating, and being married ... husband Eli Thornton ... has three siblings Caleb, Josh and Kirstin Buttars (who is also on the UCCS women's basketball game ... parents are Ray and Melissa Buttars ... Born in Logan, Utah.
Stories featuring Candace Thornton
|January 11, 2008||UCCS comeback thwarted by Mesa State||GRAND JUNCTION -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs came most, but not all, of the way back from a 16-point second-half deficit before finally succumbing to the Mesa State Mavericks 68-52 Friday evening at Brownson Arena.|
|January 5, 2008||Win over Western New Mexico an inside job||COLORADO SPRINGS -- Saturday's win was an inside job for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.|
|January 4, 2008||Thornton leads UCCS to first RMAC win of season||COLORADO SPRINGS -- Candace Thornton recorded her first career double-double to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 63-57 victory over the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls Friday evening at the Lions' Den.|
|October 23, 2007||2007-08 season preview||The coach has a new name. She has some exciting new talent. And she's got a smile she can't hide.|
|February 24, 2007||Mountain Lions end season with big win over Chadron||COLORADO SPRINGS â€“The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs had five different players score in double digits as they concluded a rough season on a high note Saturday night, as they defeated the Chadron State Eagles 87-66 in the Lionsâ€™ Den.|
|January 26, 2007||Thornton, shooting prove keys to win over Cougars||COLORADO SPRINGS â€“ Candace Thornton had 15 of her 19 points in the final nine minutes of the first half to help the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs break open a close game and roll to an 87-75 victory over the Colorado Christian Cougars Friday evening at the Lionsâ€™ Den.|
|January 4, 2007||UCCS holds on to top Western New Mexico||SILVER CITY, N.M. â€“ Natalie Laraâ€™s game-tying 3-point attempt at the buzzer went in but barely missed beating the buzzer as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs held on for a 60-57 victory over the Western New Mexico Mustangs Thursday evening at Dragâ€™s court.|
|October 13, 2006||Women's basketball season preview||To say that the 2006-07 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs womenâ€™s basketball team is an unknown commodity would be far from profound. After all, only three players return from last seasonâ€™s team and that trio combined for only 11.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. With those numbers â€“ or rather lack of numbers â€“ â€œunknown commodityâ€ should go without saying.|
|October 5, 2006||Less drama and more talent a good combination||Since 1975, Theatreworks has provided the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with the best live theatre in Southern Colorado. Last year, however, the campus community had a second option for finding quality drama.|
|September 27, 2006||UCCS women picked fourth in RMAC preseason poll||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs womenâ€™s basketball team was chosen to finish fourth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conferenceâ€™s East Division according to the 2006-07 preseason coachesâ€™ poll released Wednesday.|
|September 11, 2006||Scavenger hunt a big hit||Do not be alarmed. If on September 5 you saw Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne wandering around campus you were not hallucinating from the fumes in the science building. But in case you may have been mistaken that Jim Carrey put on his Dumb and Dumber tuxedo and made an appearance at UCCS, we would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight.|
|May 16, 2006||Stratton comes up big with first recruiting class||When University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Athletic Director Stephen Kirkham selected Jessika Stratton as coach the Mountain Lions womenâ€™s basketball team, some detractors doubted whether the 24-year old would be able to recruit at the Division II level.|