Men’s and women’s basketball game progress over winter break

January 24, 2017

Gabbie Matl

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     Although UCCS closed for the holidays, business continued as usual for the men and women’s basketball teams. The mountain lions took advantage of their time out of the classroom as both teams experienced success while on break from school.

Women’s basketball

     From Dec. 9 through Jan. 13, the women’s team went 5-1 to improve their current overall record to 12-5, with a 7-0 winning streak in their home games.

     Senior forward Tori Fisher set a new program single-game record with 23 rebounds and was named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week on Jan. 9. Senior guard Jen Vigil added to her nearly perfect free throw record against Colorado School of Mines on Dec. 17 in a 73-65 victory.

     The team is currently ranked second in the RMAC conference behind CSU Pueblo.

     Students can attend the women’s team’s 14th RMAC game on Jan. 24 against MSU Denver. The game will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Gallogly Events Center.

Men’s basketball

     Men’s basketball started to pick up speed moving into conference games, going 3-3 over the break for a record of 6-10 overall. The team scored 82-65 against Western State University in their last game of 2016 on Dec. 30. Sophomore guard Elijah Ross led the team to victory with 19 points.

     In their 98-88 victory against New Mexico Highlands, freshman guard Padiet Wang scored a season high of 27 points. Senior guard TreShawn Wilford also put up his second double-double of the season with 14 rebounds and 16 points.

     Students can attend the team’s next game against MSU Denver, also the 14th RMAC game of the season for the men’s team, on Jan. 24 in Gallaogly Events Center at 7:30 p.m.