PUEBLO, Colo. (February 23, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball extended its win streak to 10 games Friday when they blitzed Colorado Mesa University in a 66-53 victory in front of 1,309 people at Massari Arena.
Facing a team that averages eight 3-pointers per game, the Pack shut down the Mavericks attack from long range. CSU-Pueblo held Colorado Mesa to just three 3-pointers on 23 attempts (13.0 percent).
Tuileisu Anderson (Vancouver, Wash.) kicked off her senior weekend with a game-high 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field. Anderson knocked down 4-of-5 at the line. Defensively, she came away with three steals. Anderson also passed out three assists.
Fellow senior, Katie Cunningham (Aurora, Colo.) collected her fourth double-double of the season. Cunningham put up 14 points and secured 13 rebounds, including six on the offensive end. The Pack's point guard went 4-for-7 from the field and 2-of-4 from downtown. She was also a perfect 4-of-4 at the line. Cunningham dished out four assists in the win.
Molly Rohrer (Jr., Greenwood Village, Colo.) netted 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting. Rohrer sank 1-of-2 beyond the arc and 4-for-5 from the line. The Pack's center rejected a Maverick shot to move within one block of the school's career blocks record.
Lauren Heyn (Jr., Penryn, Calif.) hauled in 10 rebounds. The Pack outrebounded the Mavericks 38-27.
After falling behind 4-0, the Pack bounced back with a 12-2 run. The Mavericks would tie it at 12, but they would never lead again. CSU-Pueblo closed the quarter on a 6-0 run to make it 18-12 after one.
Midway through the second quarter, the Pack unleashed a 9-0 run to take a 29-17 lead. They went into the locker room ahead 34-23. CSU-Pueblo shot 50 percent from the field. Anderson and Rohrer scored 25 of the Pack's 34 points in the first half.
The Pack's lead remained in the double-digits for most of the third quarter. A Cunningham 3-pointer put the Pack up 16 points after three, 50-34. Cunningham had 10 points and eight rebounds in the second half.
In the fourth quarter, the Pack pushed their lead to a game-high 17 points. The Mavericks never got back within 10. CSU-Pueblo held the Mavericks scoreless for the final 2:16 of the game to close out the 66-53 win.
The Pack celebrated its Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship by cutting down the nets at Massari Arena after the men's basketball game. CSU-Pueblo has already secured the No. 1 seed in the RMAC Shootout next week with a 19-2 conference record. They stand 21-6 overall. The Mavericks fell to 18-8 (12-8 RMAC).
CSU-Pueblo will wrap its regular season Saturday when the Pack hosts Western State Colorado University at 5:30 p.m. Saturday's game will be Senior Night for the Pack as they honor their five seniors who are the winningest senior class in program history.
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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