PUEBLO, Colo. (November 22, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball will spend their Thanksgiving holiday on the road as the Pack travels to the Pak-A-Sak WT Thanksgiving Classic in Canyon, Texas. The ThunderWolves will face Eastern New Mexico University Friday at 11 a.m. MTN and the host institution No. 5 West Texas A&M University Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
The "Starting Five" - CSU-Pueblo's Top Storylines
1) The Pack will look for a measure of revenge against host West Texas A&M. CSU-Pueblo's historic 2016-17 season ended with a 70-67 loss to the Buffaloes in the NCAA South Central Regional Semifinals.
2) Molly Rohrer (Jr., Greenwood Village, Colo.) hopes to become the 15th 1,000 point scorer in program history. Rohrer enters the weekend with 975 career points. Averaging 16.3points per game this season, Rohrer is on pace reach 1,000 point plateau this weekend.
3) With 25 points this weekend, Tuileisu Anderson (Sr., Vancouver, Wash.) would move into seventh place on CSU-Pueblo's all-time scoring list. Anderson enters Thanksgiving with 1,163 points, 10th most all-time.
4) After going 25-of-29 against Davenport, CSU-Pueblo is shooting 83.3 percent at the free throw line. The Pack's 83.3 percent at the stripe leads the RMAC and ranks ninth in the NCAA D-II.
5) Taylor Long (Sr., Moreno Valley, Calif.) shares the national lead in free throw percentage. Long's 15 free throws made without a miss stands as the second highest total in the nation.
- Rohrer leads the RMAC with 2.8 blocks per game. She has led the RMAC in blocks per game in each of her first two collegiate seasons. Rohrer ranks17th nationally in blocks per game.
- Katie Cunningham (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) ranks second in the RMAC with 11.0 rebounds per game. Cunningham's 36.2 minutes played per game also ranks second in the conference.
- Rohrer stands third in the RMAC in scoring with 16.3 points per game. Rohrer made 10-of-10 at the free throw line in the Pack's win over Davenport. This was the second time Rohrer went 10-for-10 from the line, the last time being in the Pack's NCAA Regional match with West Texas last season.
- Katie Jones (Sr., Baldwin, Kan.) made an impact in her season debut Friday vs. Northern State with 10 points and a career-high seven free throws made. She delivered a career-high four steals in this loss to the No. 15 Wolves. The following night, Jones put together an encore with 10 points in the Pack's win over Davenport.
- Anderson ranks third all-time in 3-pointers made at CSU-Pueblo with 161 treys. She is 14 triples away from second place all-time.
- Scouting Eastern New Mexico:
- The Greyhounds were a regional qualifier last season for the first time in program history. They came in as the No. 6 seed and fell to No.3 seed University of Colorado Colorado Springs at Massari Arena. ENMU has started the season 1-2.
- CSU-Pueblo leads the all-time series against the Greyhounds 8-6. The Pack won the last meeting 73-64, Nov. 9, 2013
- ENMU has held opponents to just 19.5 percent from 3-point range. This stands as the 12-best average in the nation and leads the Lone Star Conference. The Pack holds opponents to 20.2 percent from downtown, 14th-best in D-II.
- With 4.67 blocks per game, the Greyhounds lead the Lone Star Conference. Daeshi McCants ranks fifth in the LSC with 1.7 blocks per game.
Scouting West Texas A&M:
- The Lady Buffs have started the season 3-0. They have already defeated RMAC schools UCCS and Regis University.
- West Texas took the Pack's ranking in the most recent WBCA poll. The LadyBuffs are ranked No.5 in the nation. CSU-Pueblo was ranked No. 5 in the preseason poll. The Pack is receiving votes, but is unranked.
- CSU-Pueblo trails West Texas A&M in the all-time series. The Pack stands 1-5 all-time against the LadyBuffs.
- The LadyBuffs have limited opponents to 45.3 points per game. They rank fifth in the nation in scoring defense. Opponents shoot just 30.1 percent against West Texas, 10th best in the country.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.