PUEBLO, Colo. (February 1, 2017) – With their historic win streak now at 21, Colorado State University-Pueblo women's basketball returns to Massari Arena to open a three-game home stand Friday night vs. Adams State University at 5:30 p.m. The Pack will also tangle with Fort Lewis College Saturday at 5 p.m.
This weekend's homestand also brings the return of Denver Nuggets Super Mascot Rocky at the Pack's annual Take-A-Kid-to-A-Game Night Saturday. There will also be a Kid Zone with autographs from CSU-Pueblo men's and women's basketball players and Rocky, along with face painting. Saturday's game will air on CET channel 106/900 HD for Comcast Xfinity subscribers.
Friday's game will be a White Out at Massari Arena. Fans are encouraged to wear white to support the Pack.
The "Starting Five" - CSU-Pueblo's Top Storylines
1) The Pack dispatched No. 18 Regis in its last outing 65-51 to open up a 3.5 game lead on the rest of the RMAC entering the weekend. Molly Rohrer (So., Greenwood Village, Colo.)led the way for the Pack with 19 points including 17 in the second half. The ThunderWolves are now 2-0 against ranked teams this season. CSU-Pueblo also crushed Chadron State 77-54 last week.
2) At 21-0, CSU-Pueblo moved up one spot to No.3 in both the WBCA and D-II Sports Information Directors Association polls. The Pack's third ranking is their highest in school history. The Pack is one of just four undefeated teams remaining in D-II. Their 21 wins ranks as the second most in the nation.
3) Katie Cunningham (Jr., Aurora, Colo.)earned RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday. Cunningham averaged 12.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game last week despite playing a season-low 25.5 minutes per game. The Grandview High School product leads the RMAC with 9.7 rebounds per game. Her 1.9 steals also leads the conference.
4) Tuileisu Anderson (Jr., Vanbcouver, Wash.) enters the weekend 22 points shy of 1,000 for her career at CSU-Pueblo. Anderson leads the Pack with 16.8 points per game. With her scoring average, Anderson will likely become the 14th 1,000 point scorer in school history this weekend.
5) The ThunderWolves hold opponents to 33.7 percent shooting from the field. This is the seventh-best field goal percentage defense in the nation. CSU-Pueblo limited Regis to just 24.4 shooting from the field. Seven Pack opponents have shot less than 30 percent.
- The Pack ranks seventh in the nation in free throw percentage. CSU-Pueblo swishes 78.5 percent of its tries at the line. Jaszymn Johnson (Sr., Denver, Colo.) ranks third in the RMAC with an 86.2 free throw percentage. Taylor Long (Jr., Moreno Valley, Calif.) is not far behind, making 86.1 percent at the line. Rohrer (83.2), Cunningham (84.4) and Angie Moore (81.4) all shoot above 80 percent at the charity stripe.
- Rohrer leads the RMAC with 2.0 blocks per game. She ranks 30th in the nation in rejections per contest. Her 42 total blocks ranks 26th. As a team, the Pack ranks 23rd in the nation with 96 blocks. Lauren Heyn (So., Loomis, Calif.) ranks sixth in the conference with 1.0 blocks per game.
- CSU-Pueblo leads the RMAC with 74.2 points per game. They are also the conference's best shooting team, making 43.5 percent of their shots from the field. The ThunderWolves drain a conference-best 34.9 percent from downtown.
- In addition to nearing her 1,000th point, Anderson is also moving up in the school's all-time 3-pointers list. With 132 career 3-pointers, Anderson ranks sixth all-time at CSU-Pueblo. She is nine away from the top five.
- Offensively, Rohrer ranks third in the conference with 15.9 points per game. Her .530 field goal percentage places her fourth in the conference.
Scouting Adams State:
- The Grizzlies have a 1-17 record overall. They are winless in RMAC games with a 0-15 record in conference contests.
- The Pack has come out on top in each of its last 11 meetings with the Grizzlies including a 61-45 win in Alamosa Dec.3. Adams State last beat CSU-Pueblo Feb. 12. 2011. The Pack leads the all-time series 50-29.
- The Grizzlies rank third in the RMAC with 8.1 steals per game. Karleigh Cooley leads Adams State with 1.3 steals per game.
- The Adams State offense runs through Cydney McHenry. McHenry averages a team-best 9.2 points per game sand 2.7 assists per game.
- Adams State struggles offensively with 52.3 points per game. They are the worst shooting team in the RMAC, making 32.9 percent from the field.
Scouting Fort Lewis:
- The Skyhawks bring a 15-5 record into the weekend. They rank fourth in the RMAC with a 10-5 record in conference games.
- CSU-Pueblo crushed the Skyhawks earlier this season, beating Fort Lewis 79-56. They led by as many as 37 in that contest. The Pack has won its last eight games against the Skyhawks. They lead the all-time series 41-35.
- Briana Clah ranks fifth in the RMAC in scoring averaging 15.1 points per game. Clah ranks second in the RMAC in free-throw percentage, making 86.3 percent of her shots at the line.
- Alyssa Yocky stands second on the Skyhawks with 13.0 points per game. Yocky ranks 13th in the RMAC in scoring. She ranks second in the RMAC in rebounding averaging 9.2 boards per game.
- The Skyhawks limit opponents to just 25.8 percent shooting from down. This is the best average in the RMAC and the 19th best average in the RMAC.
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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