Anderson scores 18 as Pack conquers Mines 63-50

Anderson scores 18 as Pack conquers Mines 63-50

GOLDEN, Colo. (January 20, 2018)   Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball bested Colorado School of Mines 63-50 Saturday at the Lockridge Arena in Golden, Colo.

Tuileisu Anderson (Sr., Vancouver, Wash.) dropped 18 points to lead the Pack. Anderson knocked down 6-of-12 from the field, making 5-of-8 at the free throw line.

Jennah Knafelc (Jr., Highlands Ranch, Colo.) came off the bench with 13 points. Knafelc drained 3-of-4 from downtown and 4-of-6 overall. She also had four of the Pack's 14 steals.

Katie Cunningham (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) finished with nine points. She added eight rebounds and six assists, while going 3-for-3 at the charity stripe. 

Lauren Heyn and Molly Rohrer each rejected two Oredigger shots. Heyn (Jr., Loomis, Calif.) scored six points and hauled in seven rebounds. Rohrer totaled eight points and three assists.

The Pack forced 20 turnovers. They had 14 steals compared to just four steals for the Orediggers. 

Mines opened the game with a 6-0 run. With 2:33 left in the first quarter, the Pack tied the game at 11. A 13-2 run put the Pack up 18-13. Mines closed the quarter within one at 18-17.

An 8-2 run to start the second quarter gave the Pack a 26-19 lead. The Orediggers cut the gap to five at halftime, making it 32-27 at the break.  Anderson scored 10 points in the first half. No Oredigger starter scored in the second quarter.

The Pack built their lead to double-digits early in the second half with a 6-0 run. The Orediggers closed back within five but the Pack would close the quarter with a 47-38 advantage.

In the fourth quarter, the Pack pulled away, holding Mines scoreless for the final 2:23. They came away with a 63-50 win. CSU-Pueblo made 50 percent of their shots in the fourth.


CSU-Pueblo returns home Friday Jan. 26 when they play Chadron State College at 5:30 p.m. It will be Student Night with a wing eating contest presented by Wing Stop held at halftime.

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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.