ThunderWolves outlast Adams State 80-71

ThunderWolves outlast Adams State 80-71

ALAMOSA, COLO. (February 2, 2018)  Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball expects to get each team's best game and Friday night was no exception as the Adams State University Grizzlies gave the Pack a fight, but in the end CSU-Pueblo prevailed 80-71 in a road contest at Plachy Hall.

The Pack remains atop the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings with 14-2 record in RMAC games. CSU-Pueblo stands 16-6 overall. Adams State fell to 4-14 (2-14 RMAC).

Lauren Heyn (Jr., Penryn, Calif.) earned her fourth double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Heyn went 5-of-10 from the field and 7-of-9  from the free throw line.

Molly Rohrer (Jr., Greenwood Village, Colo..) matched a season-high with 20 points. Rohrer went 8-of-13  (61.5 percent) from the field. She also sank 4-of-5 from the charity stripe. Defensively, Rohrer blocked three shots and came away with a steal.

Katie Cunningham (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) tacked on 15 points and six assists. Cunningham went 7-of-10 at the line and 3-of-5 from the field. The reigning RMAC Defensive Player of the Week added two steals and seven rebounds.

Senior Tuileisu Anderson (Vancouver, Wash.) also tallied 15 points.  She dished out three assists. Anderson hit 6-of-11 from the field and knocked down two 3-pointers. She moved into sole possession fourth place on CSU-Pueblo's all-time scoring list with 1,382 career points.

Midway through the first quarter the Grizzlies took a 14-13 lead. The Pack went on an 11-0 run over the last 4:28 of the first to pad a 25-14 lead.

The Pack's lead was quickly erased as Adams State went on an 18-7 run to tie the game at 32 with 5:44 left in the second. After the Pack built the lead back to six, the Grizzlies went on a 7-1 run to end the quarter and tie the game at 44 heading into halftime.

Coming out of the break, the Pack built a seven-point lead thanks to a 9-2 run. Adams State would chip away at the lead crawling back to within three at 62-59 after three.

The Pack slowly pulled away in the fourth. They led by as many as 10 on their way to an 80-71 win. Heyn scored 13 of her 17 points in the second half.

CSU-Pueblo continues its three-game road trip Saturday when they face Fort Lewis College at 5:30 p.m. A Pack win would give them a three-game lead in the RMAC standings with five games to play.

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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.