LAS VEGAS, N.M. (February 6, 2018) – The No. 24 ranked Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball team thumped New Mexico Highlands University 73-47 in a one sided game Tuesday night at the John A. Wilson Complex.
The win puts the ThunderWolves at 18-6 overall. They hold a 15-2 record in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games after seven consecutive wins. CSU-Pueblo leads the RMAC by 3.5 games with four games remaining. The Cowgirls dropped to 4-18 (2-15 RMAC).
CSU-Pueblo dominated the Cowgirls on the boards. The Pack outrebounded Highlands 39-24. The ThunderWolves had eight blocks compared to zero for NMHU.
Katie Cunningham (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) scored 10 points. Cunningham recorded eight rebounds and dished out six assists. She also came up with a team-best three steals. The Pack had 16 steals total.
Molly Rohrer (Jr., Greenwood Village, Colo.) led the Pack with 13 points. She made 5-of-11 from the field and sank 3-of-3 at the free throw line. Rohrer rejected three Highlands shots. She now has 190 career blocks, ninth most in RMAC history.
Lauren Heyn (Jr., Penryn, Calif.) finished with eight points and eight rebounds. Heyn led the Pack and matched a career-high with four blocks. She went 4-of-5 from the field.
Seniors Tuileisu Anderson (Vancouver, Wash.) and Taylor Long (Moreno Valley, Calif.) each scored 10 points. Anderson knocked down three 3-pointers, while Long hit two. Anderson added five points and two steals.
Every Pack player got in the game. Katie Jones (Sr., Baldwin, Kan.) led the Pack bench with seven points. Jones went 2-for-3 from the field and 3-for-3 at the line.
The Pack wasted no time taking control of the game. They used a 12-0 run to jump in front 14-2. This run would be the difference as the Pack led 21-9 after one.
CSU-Pueblo started the second quarter with an 8-2 run over the first three minutes of the frame. The ThunderWolves led by as many as 21 in the second, but Highlands hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left in the half to make it 39-21 at the break.
Another 11-0 run put the Pack up 50-23 with 3:44 left in the third. They pushed their lead to 31 after Jones sank a pair of free throws that made it 56-25 heading into the fourth.
The Pack continued to cruise in the fourth. The ThunderWolves bench kept the Cowgirls quiet to close out a 73-47 win.
After a 3-0 road trip, the Pack will return home Saturday night. They face Westminster College at 5:30 p.m. If the ThunderWolves win, they will clinch a share of their second consecutive RMAC Championship.
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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.