|Posted January 17, 2009|
Regis continues to vex ThunderWolves
LAKEWOOD, Colo. - No matter the season, no matter how good or how bad either team seem to be, Regis always seems to get the best of CSU-Pueblo in women's basketball. Saturday, Regis, which hadn't lost to the ThunderWolves at Regis since 1991, continued their mastery of the Pack, winning 73-52.
Early, the Pack had Regis in control, jumping out to a 12-5 lead and owning the Rangers in the paint. But Regis responded with a 16-0 run, stopping the ThunderWolves on nine occasions and holding them without a point for nearly seven minutes.
From that point on, the Rangers held a comfortable lead on the ThunderWolves, never seeing it threatened because of a dismal shooting night by the Pack.
CSU-Pueblo shot just .297 from the field, and was just .206 from the field in the first half. Regis, meanwhile, shot 43 percent, and won the statistical battle in rebounds (42-33), assists (20-11), and took 16 trips to the foul line, compared to just 11 for the ThunderWolves.
Rachel Espinoza (So., Pueblo, Colo.) was the only ThunderWolf to slough off the Pack's struggles, going 7-for-16 from the field and taking down 10 boards for her first career double-double, adding 20 points. It was Espinoza's second 20-plus-point performance in the past three games.
CSU-Pueblo will look to rebound from this loss next Thursday when it travels to Mesa State to take on the Mavericks.