PUEBLO, Colo. (January 25, 2018) – Colorado State University –Pueblo Women's Basketball returns to Massari Arena Friday night when they play Chadron State College at 5:30 p.m. The Pack's two-game homestand continues Saturday at 5:30 p.m. as Regis University comes calling for the Pack's annual Take A-Kid to the Game Night presented by the Shandy Clinic.
Friday's game will be Student Night at Massari Arena. There will be a student wing eating contest presented by Wing Stop held at halftime of the women's game.
The Pack's annual Take-A-Kid to the Game Night presented by the Shandy Clinic will take place Saturday night against the Rangers. All children 18 & under will receive FREE admission. There will be activities for the kids including face painting, coloring, and pictures with Wolfie. Halftime dogs will also perform Saturday.
The "Starting Five" - CSU-Pueblo's Top Storylines
1) The Pack brings a 13-6 record into the weekend. They lead the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with an 11-2 mark in RMAC play. CSU-Pueblo has 1.5 game edge on Fort Lewis College for the top spot in the RMAC. The Pack is on a two-game win streak after defeating Colorado Christian University last Tuesday 69-44. They knocked off Colorado School of Mines Saturday 63-50.
2) Tuileisu Anderson (Sr., Vancouver, Wash.) enters the weekend with 1,334 career points, fifth all-time at CSU-Pueblo. Anderson sits just 33 points away from tying Annette Smith for fourth in the program rankings with 1,367 career points. Anderson scored a team-high 18 points in the Pack's win over the Orediggers.
3) The ThunderWolves rank 22nd in D-II in scoring defense, limiting teams to just 56.8 points per game. CSU-Pueblo has held five of its last seven opponents to 50 points or less. Opponents have made just 25.5 percent from downtown against the Pack, the 10th best 3-point defensive percentage in the nation.
4) Molly Rohrer (Jr., Greenwood Village, Colo.) has scored 1,186 career points, which ties her with Shelly Grasmick for ninth-most in program history. Rohrer is just two points away from passing Sheryl Phipps for eighth all-time. Rohrer ranks fifth in the RMAC with 14.5 points per game.
5) CSU-Pueblo makes 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The ThunderWolves lead the RMAC in free throw percentage and rank 18th in D-II. Taylor Long (Sr., Moreno Valley Calif.) ranks second in the RMAC in free throw percentage (86.4%). Rohrer ranks third (86.2%). Anderson stands 10th (80.0%).
The Pack Files
- Katie Cunningham ranks second in the RMAC with 9.6 rebounds per game. Her 9.4 rebounds per game for her career ties her for the fourth-best average in program history. The Aurora, Colo. native leads the RMAC with 9.7 rebounds per game during RMAC play.
- Jennah Knafelc (Jr., Highlands Ranch, Colo.) makes 46.2 percent from beyond the arc, the third best 3-point percentage in the RMAC. If she makes enough 3-pointers to qualify, Knafelc will post the best single-season 3-point percentage in school history. Knafelc made 80 percent from the field and 86.3 percent from downtown last week.
- Lauren Heyn (Jr., Penryn, Calif.) ranks fourth in the RMAC in field goal percentage. Heyn makes 54.5 percent from range. She is averaging a career-best 10.5 points per game.
- The Pack has beaten RMAC opponents by an average 13.3 points per game. This average leads the conference by 4.4 points per game. CSU-Pueblo also leads the RMAC by making 43.7 percent from the field during conference play.
- Rohrer ranks second in the RMAC with 1.8 blocks per game. With 179 career rejections, Rohrer is 18 blocks away from tying Katie Nehf's school record with 197 blocks. Her 2.2 blocks per game for her career is the best in school history.
- Cunningham ranks third in the RMAC with 4.8 assists per game. Her 4.2 career assists per game ranks third all-time at CSU-Pueblo. Cunningham's 1.9 assist/turnover ratio places her fourth in the RMAC.
- The Pack is 60-12 at home over the last five seasons, good for an 83.3 percent winning percentage at Massari Arena. The ThunderWolves have won their last 18 RMAC regular season games at home.
Scouting Chadron State:
- The Eagles bring a 3-16 record into the weekend. They stand last in the RMAC with a 1-12 mark in RMAC play. Chadron State has lost each of its last 12 games.
- CSU-Pueblo leads the all-time series with Eagles 21-5. The Pack has won the last 20 meetings between the two schools. The Eagles have not beaten CSU-Pueblo since Jan. 5, 2002. The ThunderWolves won last year's meeting 77-54 on the road.
- Kalli Feddersen ranks fourth in the RMAC with 14.9 points per game. Feddersen stands fifth in the RMAC with 7.8 rebounds per game. She has made 127 free throws this season, most in D-II.
- The Eagles have the worst turnover margin in the RMAC -5.58. Chadron State surrenders 70.9 points per game, placing them 14th defensively in the RMAC.
- Feddersen ranks fourth in the RMAC with 4.1 assists per game. She makes 82.5 percent at the free throw line, placing her seventh in the RMAC.
- The Rangers hold a 9-8 record overall. However, they have been strong in RMAC play, with an 8-4 conference record, ranking them sixth in the RMAC standings. Regis has won two in a row, beating Fort Lewis 74-70 last Friday, before dispatching Adams State 69-49 Saturday.
- CSU-Pueblo trails the Rangers in the all-time series 37-21. The two teams split last year with the Pack defeating the Rangers, 65-51 in Denver. Regis upset the ThunderWolves77-71 in the RMAC Tournament Semifinals at Massari Arena.
- Regis leads the RMAC in rebounding margin, grabbing 9.1 rebounds per game, more than their opponents. The Rangers rank 18th in the nation in rebounding margin.
-Majestie Robinson leads the Rangers with 13.6 points per game. Robinson ranks eighth in the RMAC in scoring. She has the fourth-best free throw percentage in the conference, making 84.5 percent from the line.
- Shelby Espinosa and Whitney Jacob clean up the glass for the Rangers. Espinosa ranks third in the RMAC with 9.0 rebounds per game. Jacob sits fourth with 8.0 boards 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.