GOLDEN, Colo. (January 20, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball bested Colorado School of Mines 63-50 Saturday at the Lockridge Arena in Golden, Colo.
Tuileisu Anderson (Sr., Vancouver, Wash.) dropped 18 points to lead the Pack. Anderson knocked down 6-of-12 from the field, making 5-of-8 at the free throw line.
Jennah Knafelc (Jr., Highlands Ranch, Colo.) came off the bench with 13 points. Knafelc drained 3-of-4 from downtown and 4-of-6 overall. She also had four of the Pack's 14 steals.
Katie Cunningham (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) finished with nine points. She added eight rebounds and six assists, while going 3-for-3 at the charity stripe.
The Pack forced 20 turnovers. They had 14 steals compared to just four steals for the Orediggers.
Mines opened the game with a 6-0 run. With 2:33 left in the first quarter, the Pack tied the game at 11. A 13-2 run put the Pack up 18-13. Mines closed the quarter within one at 18-17.
An 8-2 run to start the second quarter gave the Pack a 26-19 lead. The Orediggers cut the gap to five at halftime, making it 32-27 at the break. Anderson scored 10 points in the first half. No Oredigger starter scored in the second quarter.
The Pack built their lead to double-digits early in the second half with a 6-0 run. The Orediggers closed back within five but the Pack would close the quarter with a 47-38 advantage.
In the fourth quarter, the Pack pulled away, holding Mines scoreless for the final 2:23. They came away with a 63-50 win. CSU-Pueblo made 50 percent of their shots in the fourth.
CSU-Pueblo returns home Friday Jan. 26 when they play Chadron State College at 5:30 p.m. It will be Student Night with a wing eating contest presented by Wing Stop held at halftime.
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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.