ThunderWolves tangle with Highlands Tuesday night

ThunderWolves tangle with Highlands Tuesday night

PUEBLO, Colo. (December 4, 2017) After earning a pair of impressive victories in their opening weekend of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play, Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball will have little time to rest on their accomplishments. They host New Mexico Highlands University Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Massari Arena.

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It will be International Student Night with a parade of flags at halftime of the women's game.

The "Starting Five" - CSU-Pueblo's Top Storylines

1) CSU-Pueblo started RMAC play with a 63-48 upset win over No. 11 Fort Lewis College. The ThunderWolves routed Adams State University 89-55 Saturday night. CSU-Pueblo has started RMAC play 2-0 in each of the last six seasons.

2) Lauren Heyn (Jr., Loomis, Calif.)returned to action for the first time this season last weekend. Heyn scored 10.5 points per game in her first two games of the year. She hit 53.8 percent from the field and went 4-for-4 from the free throw line.

3) Molly Rohrer (Jr., Greenwood Village, Colo.) moved into 13th all-time at CSU-Pueblo in scoring with 17 points in the Pack's win over Adams State. Rohrer now has 1,037 points. If Rohrer scores eight points in this game against New Mexico Highlands, she will move into 12th place on the Pack's scoring list.

4) The Pack ranks sixth place in D-II with an 82.2 free throw percentage. They lead the rest of the RMAC by 3.3 percent. Rohrer stands second in the conference with a 90.7 free throw percentage. She stands sixth nationally with 49 free throws made. Tuileisu Anderson (Sr., Vancouver, Wash.) ranks third, knocking down 88.9 percent at the charity stripe.

5) Anderson enters the weekend with 1200 career points. She is 31 points away from sixth place all-time at CSU-Pueblo. With a 79.1 percent career free throw percentage, Anderson ranks fifth all-time at CSU-Pueblo.


- Katie Cunningham (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) ranks second in the RMAC with 34.5 minutes per game. Cunningham comes into the weekend third  in the conference with 9.5 rebounds per game. She also ranks third with 4.5 assists per game.

- Opponents have found it tough to hit 3-points on CSU-Pueblo. The Pack holds opponents to just 22.6 percent from beyond the arc. They rank second in the RMAC in 3-point defense and 12th in D-II.  CSU-Pueblo held then No.11 Fort Lewis to 0-for-10 shooting from deep.

- Heyn sits one block away from the top 10 all-time at CSU-Pueblo. She enters Saturday's game against the Cowgirls with 58 career blocks, one shy of Terri Foster's (1982-84) 10th place total.

- Rohrer ranks second in the RMAC in scoring. The Pack's center averages 15.9 points per game. She also holds second in the conference with 1.8 blocks per game. She has made 38 of her last 39 free throws.

- Anderson has averaged 13.8 points per game against the Cowgirls for her career. She has made 15 3-pointers in six career games against the Cowgirls, while shooting 53.6 percent downtown.

- Heyn has averaged 10.0 points per game vs. NMHU. She has shot 53.8 percent from the field in four career games against NMHU.

Scouting NMHU:

- The Cowgirls opened RMAC play with a 1-1 weekend. The Pack's  travel partner defeated Adams State 71-63 in their RMAC opener, but lost to Fort Lewis 80-49. Highlands stands 3-4 overall.

- CSU-Pueblo leads the all-time series against Highlands, 50-31.The Pack has won the last five meetings and 11 of the last 12 meetings between the two schools.

- The Cowgirls struggle offensively, averaging 51.7 points per game. This ranks them 14th in the RMAC in scoring. They are also 14th in field goal percentage, making just 32.3 percent from the field.  

- Ari Baca leads the Cowgirls with 12.0 points per game.  She is also the Cowgirls top rebounder, averaging 4.7 boards per game.

- Savannah Madrid-Andrews leads the RMAC with a 92.9 percent free throw percentage. She also leads the Cowgirls with 14 3-pointers. She has hit 35.0 percent from downtown.

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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.