LAKEWOOD, Colo. (February 17, 2018) – For the second consecutive season, Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball has clinched the outright Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship. The Pack secured sole possession of the RMAC title with a 65-51 road win over Colorado Christian University.
The Pack outclassed the conference with 18 RMAC wins to earn the No. 1 seed and home court advantage for the upcoming RMAC Tournament. Their 20-6 record has led the Pack to their third outright RMAC Championship in school history and fourth overall.
Senior Tuileisu Anderson (Vancouver, Wash.) fired in eight points to move into third all-time at CSU-Pueblo with 1,429 career points. Anderson passed Sherry Vallejos whose 1,426 career points stood third before Saturday night.
Taylor Long (Sr., Moreno Valley, Calif.) scored a team-high 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Long landed 2-of-3 from downtown and 2-of-2 at the line. She also secured two steals and handed out three assists.
Lauren Heyn (Jr., Penryn, Calif.) accounted for 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting. She pulled down eight rebounds and swatted two Cougar shots.
Katie Cunningham (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) tacked on 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting. She dished out four assists. She had six rebounds.
Molly Rohrer (Jr., Greenwood Village, Colo.) had four blocks and seven rebounds. Rohrer is now just two blocks away from tying the school record of 197 career blocks.
The Pack never trailed as they used an 8-2 run to take control of the game from the beginning. When the Cougars closed within three at 16-13, the Pack used another 7-0 run to make it a 10-point lead. They held a 23-15 advantage after one.
Both teams traded buckets in a second quarter absent of big runs. The Pack led 33-24 at the break. Colorado College only made 4-of-17 from the field in the second.
CSU-Pueblo put the Cougars away early in the third with an 8-0 run that put the Pack up 17. The Pack held the Cougars scoreless for the first 5:26 of the second half. Colorado Christian trailed 50-31 after three.
In the fourth quarter, the Pack pushed their lead to 20 a couple of times. They led by 21 entering the final minute, before Colorado Christian used a 7-0 run to bring the final score to 65-51.
The Pack will host Colorado Mesa University Friday at 5:30 p.m. as they begin the final week of the RMAC's regular season. The Pack will celebrate their RMAC Championship Friday night with a net cutting ceremony after the men's game.
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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.