Pack soars past Griffins in 63-53 win

Pack soars past Griffins in 63-53 win

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 8, 2017)  In their first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference road game of 2017-18, Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball knocked off Westminster College 63-53 at the Behnken Arena.

With the victory, the ThunderWolves improved to 6-4 with a 4-0 mark in RMAC play. The Griffins fell to 2-5 (1-2 RMAC).

Lauren Heyn (Jr., Loomis, Calif.) continued her strong start to the season. Heyn narrowly missed a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds. She went 5-for-11 from the field and hit 4-for-4 from the line. 

Molly Rohrer (Jr., Greenwood Village, Colo.) led the Pack with 16 points on a 6-of-11 shooting performance from the field. She also hit 4-of-5 from the line. Rohrer rejected three Griffin shots and hauled in six rebounds.

Senior Katie Cunningham (Aurora, Colo.) also finished just shy of a double-double. Cunningham hauled in nine boards. She also matched her season-high with eight assists.  The Pack's point guard delivered five points.

The two teams stayed close early until the Pack used a 10-3 run to build a 17-10 lead after one. Heyn had six of her 11 points in the first. Taylor Long (Sr., Moreno Valley, Calif.) totaled five of her nine points in the first 10 minutes.

In the second quarter, the Pack opened their lead to as many as 10 several times. Westminster cut the lead to six twice in the quarter, but they would trail 34-25 heading into halftime.

Coming out of the break, the Pack's lead would continue to fluctuate between six and 11 points. Westminster would trim the lead to 46-40 at the end of the third quarter.

The Pack used an 11-4 run to end the Griffins comeback hopes. This rush put the Pack up 57-44. They rolled to a 63-53 win.

After gaining a measure of revenge against the Griffins, the Pack will look to beat the only other team that beat them during the 2016-17 regular season when they play Colorado Mesa University Friday Dec. 14. Tip off  in Grand Junction, Colo. will start at 5:30 p.m. 

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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.