Pack women face road showdowns with Chadron State & No.18 Regis this weekend

Pack women face road showdowns with Chadron State & No.18 Regis this weekend

PUEBLO, Colo. (January 26, 2017)   Sitting at 19-0, No.4 Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball hits the road for tilts against Chadron State College and No. 18 Regis University. The Pack will square off against the Eagles Friday at 5:30. They will wrap up their road trip against the Rangers Saturday at 5 p.m.

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The Pack is one of just four undefeated teams remaining in D-II. Their 19 wins ranks as the second most in the nation. They hold a 13-0 mark in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games.

The "Starting Five" - CSU-Pueblo's Top Storylines

1) Down by eight in the fourth quarter against Colorado Mines, the ThunderWolves rallied to  defeat the Mavericks 83-74. Facing a 66-58 deficit with 6:26 remaining, the Pack went on an 18-5 run to reclaim the lead from the Orediggers. Molly Rohrer scored 11 points in this run. She scored 17 points in the fourth quarter.

2) CSU-Pueblo finally cracked the top five in the national polls, jumping to No.4 in both the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and D-II Sports Information Directors Association polls. The No.4 ranking is the highest ever in school history.

3) Molly Rohrer earned RMAC Offensive Player of the Week honors Monday. Rohrer now has five RMAC Player of the Week honors in 2016-17, two offensive Player of the Week accolades and three Defensive Player of the Weeks. No other player or team has more than two. Rohrer earned Defensive Player of the Week honors the week before. 

4) The ThunderWolves boast the nation's 14th best field goal percentage defense, limiting opponents to just 34.2 percent shooting from the field. The Pack holds conference opponents to just 57.4 points per game, second lowest in the RMAC and 32.6 percent from the field, best in the RMAC.

5) CSU-Pueblo ranks eighth in D-II in free throw percentage. The Pack makes 78.5 percent of their tries from the line. Five Pack players make over 82 percent at the line. Angie Moore leads the way with 86.4 percent. Taylor Long  makes 86.1 percent,  Jaszymn Johnson sinks 84.7 percent. Rohrer and Katie Cunningham both make 82.8 percent.

Other Pack notes:

- Katie Cunningham (Jr., Aurora, Colo.) leads the RMAC with 9.4 rebounds per game. The Pack's point guard grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds in the win over Colorado Mines. Her 1.9 steals per game ranks second in the conference. She stands fourth in the conference with 4.3 assists per game. Cunningham also owns the third best assist to turnover ratio in the RMAC (2.3).

- Tuileisu Anderson (Jr., Vancouver, Wash.) ranks second in the conference with 17.2 points per game. Her 2.8 3-pointers per game also stands second in the RMAC. Anderson made four 3-pointers against Colorado Mines to move into sixth place all-time at CSU-Pueblo with 128 career treys. She is 43 points away from the top-15 all-time at CSU-Pueblo. Her 54 3-pointers this season ranks 21st in the country and stands as the ninth highest single season total.

- Rohrer leads the RMAC with 2.1 blocks per game. She ranks 26th in the nation in rejections per contest. Her 40 total blocks ranks 22nd. Rohrer blocked four shots against the Eagles last year.

- CSU-Pueblo leads the RMAC with 74.6 points per game. They are also the conference's best shooting team, making 43.4 percent of their shots from the field. They beat conference opponents by 14.6 points per game.

- Offensively, Rohrer ranks fourth in the conference with 15.9 points per game. Her 53.3 percent field goal percentage also places her fifth in the conference and 27th nationally among qualified scorers.

Scouting Chadron State:

- The Eagles bring a 5-11 record overall into the weekend. They have a 5-8  mark in RMAC games. 

- CSU-Pueblo leads the all-time series against Chadron State 20-5. The Pack has won the last 18 meetings between the two schools. The Eagles last beat the Pack on Jan.5, 2002.

- Kalli Feddersen does it all for the Eagles. Feddersen leads Chadron State in points per game, scoring 14.4 points per game. She ranks sixth in the RMAC in scoring.

- Feddersen also leads the Eagles in rebounds (6.9 rpg), assists per game (3.2), blocks (7), steals per game (1.6), field goal percentage (37.4), and free throw percentage (83.5).  She ranks fifth among qualified free throw shooters in the RMAC.

- The Eagles have the worst defense in the conference surrendering 73.1 points per game. They allow opponents to shoot 42.5 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from downtown, both rank 14th in the RMAC.

Scouting Regis:

- The Rangers are ranked No.18 in both polls. They own a 15-2 record overall and a 10-2 record in RMAC games. Regis has won its last five games.

-  Regis leads the all-time series against the Pack 37-20. The Rangers have won the last two meetings, defeating the Pack 58-56 on a buzzer beater.

- The Rangers own the RMAC's best defense, holding opponents to 56.4 points per game. They win their games by an average of 9.0 points per game.

- Kaylie Rader ranks second in the RMAC in field goal percentage, making 57.1 points per game. Rader also stands fifth in the conference with 7.6 boards per game, including a conference-best 3.0 offensive rebounds per game. Rader had 11 points and 15 rebounds in last year's game against the Pack.

- The Rangers have the best rebounding margin in the RMAC, outrebounding opponents by 9.6 per game. Regis has the 10th best rebounding margin in the country.

Following this two game road trip, the Pack will return to Massari Arena for a three-game homestand beginning Feb.3 at 5:30 p.m. against rival Adams State University. The following night will be the annual Take a Kid to a game night against Fort Lewis College. Denver Nuggets super mascot Rocky will be at this game to entertain the fans.

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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