Four-game holiday road trip starts in Salt Lake

Four-game holiday road trip starts in Salt Lake

PUEBLO, Colo. (December 7, 2017) Following a 3-0 homestand, Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball will hit the road for four straight games, starting Friday when they play Westminster College at 5:30 p.m.

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1) Tuesday night, the Pack defeated New Mexico Highlands University 78-53 for their third consecutive win to start Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. CSU-Pueblo has won their three RMAC games by an average of 24.7 points per game.

2) Molly Rohrer (Jr., Greenwood Village, Colo.) scored 16 points on Tuesday to move into 12th all-time in scoring at CSU-Pueblo with 1,053 career points. Rohrer ranks second in the RMAC in scoring with 15.9 points per game.

3) Tuileisu Anderson (Sr., Vancouver, Wash.) sits 13 points shy of Tawona Wilson (1988-92) for sixth place all-time at CSU-Pueblo. Anderson's 1,217 career points put her seventh all-time and 43 points away from the top 5.

4) The Pack enters the weekend as the seventh-best free throw shooting percentage in D-II with an 82.3 free throw percentage. They lead the rest of the RMAC by 5.0 percent. Rohrer stands second in the conference with a 91.4 free throw percentage.  Anderson ranks third in the RMAC, knocking down 88.9 percent at the charity stripe.

5) Opponents have found it tough to hit 3-points on CSU-Pueblo. The Pack holds opponents to just 23.1 percent from beyond the arc. They rank 13th in D-II and second in the RMAC in 3-point defense.  Conference foes have made just 20.9 percent from deep against the Pack.

Notes

- Jennah Knafelc (Jr., Highlands Ranch, Colo.) scored a season-high 18 points in the Pack's win over the Cowgirls. Knafelc also came away with a career-high five steals. Her nine steals in RMAC play leads the conference.

- Katie Cunningham (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) ranks third in the conference with 9.3 rebounds per game and 4.6 assists per game. Cunningham also plays the third-most minutes in the RMAC, logging an average of 33.0 minutes per game.

- CSU-Pueblo has averaged 12.7 steals per game in RMAC play. This leads the RMAC. Anderson's 2.0 steals per game overall ranks third in the conference.

- Lauren Heyn (Jr., Loomis, Calif.) has made 60.0 percent from the field in her three games this season. She has gone 10-for-14 from the field in both of her last two performances.

- Rohrer stands fifth nationally with 53 free throws made. The Pack's center has made 42 of her last 43 free throws. She has made 97.7 percent at the line since Nov. 17.

- Heyn also had three blocks against the Cowgirls. Thanks to this three-block performance, Heyn moved into the top-10 all-time at CSU-Pueblo in career blocks. With 61 career blocks, Heyn is tied for ninth most in a CSU-Pueblo uniform.

Scouting Westminster:

- The Griffins started their RMAC slate with a 1-1 weekend. Westminster dropped their RMAC opener to Colorado Mesa University 82-53. They bounced back with a 70-50 win over Western State Colorado University.

- CSU-Pueblo leads the all-time series against the Griffins 2-1. However, Westminster pulled off an upset in the last meeting, defeating the Pack 85-81 in Salt Lake City. The Pack was 24-0 entering this game against the Griffins at Behnken Arena Feb. 10, 2017.

- Westminster has numerous threats from beyond the arc. As a team, they shoot 33.8 percent from 3-point range. Hunter Krebs makes 66.7 percent from downtown. However, the Griffins struggle to defend the 3-point line. Opponents make 40 percent of their shots from downtown against Westminster, the highest percentage allowed by any RMAC team.

- Hunter Krebs leads the Griffins with 11.0 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game. Krebs is also the Griffins leading shooter. She makes 53.7 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from downtown. Her field goal percentage is eighth-best in the conference, while her 3-point percentage leads the conference.

- Denise Gonzalez ranks second in the RMAC with 2.4 steals per game. Gonzalez stands ninth in the conference with 3.6 assists per game.

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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.