Pack celebrates senior night with 75-48 domination of Mountaineers

Pack celebrates senior night with 75-48 domination of Mountaineers

PUEBLO, Colo. (February 24, 2018) –  In their final game of the regular season, Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball celebrated senior day with a 75-48 crushing of Western State Colorado University in front 1,102 fans at Massari Arena.

The Pack completed the regular season with 22-6 record overall. Their 20-2 mark in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games earned them the No. 1 seed in the RMAC Shootout. The 20 wins also matches the program record for conference victories set last season.

Senior Katie Cunningham (Aurora, Colo.) earned her second double-double of the weekend  and fifth of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Cunningham made 4-of-5 from the field including 2-of-2 from beyond the arc and at the free throw line. She also dished out five assists and came away with two steals.  

Tuileisu Anderson (Vancouver, Wash.) also dominated on senior day with a game-high 19 points. She scored on 5-of-11 from the field and 2-of-3 from downtown. Anderson sank 7-of-8 at the free throw line.

Saturday's game was Anderson's 120th in a Pack uniform. She has now appeared in more games than any other student-athlete in program history. After a 38-point weekend, Anderson sits just 15 points away from second place on the Pack's all-time scoring list with 1,467 career points.

Molly Rohrer (Jr., Greenwood Village, Colo.) also made school history Saturday night. With two blocks, Rohrer broke Katie Nehf's school record in career rejections. She now has 198 blocks, eighth most in RMAC history.

Rohrer scored 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting. She knocked down two 3-pointers. Rohrer also pulled down seven rebounds.

Taylor Long (Sr., Moreno Valley, Calif.) played her final regular season game against the team she played for in her first two seasons. Long scored 10 points, making 3-of-7 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line.  She also had three steals, three rebounds, and two assists.

CSU-Pueblo used a 9-0 run to take an 11-3 lead 3:30 into the first quarter. Another 9-3 run made it 20-6. Anderson scored in the final second of the first quarter to put the Pack in front 22-11 after one.

In the second quarter, the Mountaineers, trimmed the Pack's lead to nine, 32-23 midway through the quarter. However, CSU-Pueblo unleashed another 8-2 run to take a 40-25 lead into halftime.

Coming out of the break, the Pack put the Mountaineers away with a 17-3 run to start the second half. Western State scored just one point between the 8:50 mark and the 32 second mark of the third quarter.

The Pack pushed their lead to 30 in the fourth. They closed out the Mountaineers 75-48 to close out the season on an 11-game win streak.

The ThunderWolves made 50 percent from downtown. They sank 7-of-14 from deep.

CSU-Pueblo will enter the postseason as the No. 1 seed in the RMAC Shootout. They will face South Dakota School of Mines Tuesday at Massari Arena.

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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