CSU-Pueblo aims to overcome Orediggers in Saturday showdown

CSU-Pueblo aims to overcome Orediggers in Saturday showdown

PUEBLO, Colo. (January 19, 2018) Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball will try to erase the memory of an 0-2 road trip last weekend when they meet Colorado School of Mines Saturday in a road test at 5 p.m. in Lockridge Arena.

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1) The ThunderWolves enter the weekend 12-6 with a 10-2 record in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. The Pack trounced Colorado Christian University 69-44 Tuesday night. It was the fifth time this season and the fourth time in the last six games, the Pack has held an opponent to less than 50 points.

2) Molly Rohrer (Jr., Greenwood Village, Colo.) ranks 11th in scoring all-time at CSU-Pueblo with 1,178 career points. Rohrer is just seven points away from the top 10 and 10 points away from eighth all-time. Rohrer ranks second in the RMAC with 14.9 points per game.

3) CSU-Pueblo leads the RMAC in free throw percentage. The Pack makes 78.4 percent at the line. This places the Pack 18th in D-II. Three Pack starters make better than 80 percent at the line, Taylor Long (86.4 percent), Rohrer (85.9 percent), and Tuileisu Anderson (81.8 percent).

4) Katie Cunningham (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) ranks second in the RMAC with 9.7 rebounds per game. Her 4.7 assists per game ranks third in the conference. Cunningham's 9.8 boards per game during conference play leads the RMAC.

 5)  The Pack ranks ninth in D-II in 3-point defense. Opponents shoot just 25.3 percent from downtown against the ThunderWolves.  CSU-Pueblo ranks 25th in overall defense, holding opponents to 57.2 points per game.

Pack Notes:

- Anderson ranks fifth in scoring all-time at CSU-Pueblo with 1,316 career points. She is 51 points away from fourth all-time at CSU-Pueblo. Her 180 career 3-pointers ranks second in school history. She is 35 treys away from tying the school record in 3-pointers of 215 set by Mary Rehfeld.

- Lauren Heyn (Jr., Loomis, Calif.) ranks second in the RMAC in field goal percentage. She makes 55.4 percent from the field, just 0.2 percent behind the single-season school record of 55.6 percent she set as a freshman. Heyn has averaged a career-best 10.9 points per game this season. She has posted 15.0 points per game and made 63.3 percent from the field in her last three games.

- Jennah Kanfelc (Jr., Highlands Ranch, Colo.) continues to rank third in the RMAC in 3-point percentage. Knafelc makes 44.4 percent from downtown. Should Knafelc make enough 3-pointers to qualify, this 3-point percentage would set a school record.

- Cunningham's 4.2 assists per game for her career ranks third all-time at CSU-Pueblo. Her 9.4 career rebounds per game places her fourth all-time in school history.  

- Long's 86.4 free throw percentage ranks second overall in the RMAC. She has made 81.6 percent at the line over her four-year career.

- Anderson ranks fifth in the RMAC with 1.9 steals per game. She had a career-high six steals against University of Colorado Colorado Springs. With 161 career steals, Anderson is just 17 steals away from the top 10 in school history.

Scouting Colorado School of Mines:

- The Orediggers bring an 11-6 record into Saturday's showdown. They have an 8-3 record in RMAC play. Mines has won three of its last four.

- CSU-Pueblo leads the all-time series with Colorado Mines 36-17. The Pack won last year's game at Massari Arena 83-74. Rohrer scored a career-high 32 points in that game, including 19 in the second half.

- Mines leads the RMAC with 43.1 rebounds per game, 2.2 boards per game more than anyone else in the conference. They rank 34th in D-II in rebounds per game.

- Nicole Archambeau tops the RMAC with 10.4 rebounds per game. Archambeau averages a double-double per game. She scores 13.2 points per game.

- The Orediggers rank 14th in the RMAC in free throw shooting, making just 63.9 percent at the charity stripe. Though they do lead the RMAC in rebounding, opponents average a conference-best 41.2 rebounds per game against Mines.

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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.