Turnovers Prove to Be Costly as Denver Falls in Fort Collins
Colorado State Scores 29 Points Off Denver Mistakes
Nov. 30, 2016
Senior guard Jacqlyn Poss, sophomore forward Samantha Romanowski and freshman guard Briana Johnson all had 11 points for the Pioneers. Sophomore forward Jahla Osborne grabbed eight rebounds for Denver while freshman forward Abi Curtin and senior forward Jesse Spittel each grabbed five. Spittel also added six points for the Crimson and Gold.
On the evening, the Pioneers committed 23 turnovers and the Rams converted, scoring 29 points off DU’s mistakes. CSU also got 28 points in the paint compared to just 10 for Denver.
Denver shot 39.5 percent on the night going 15-of-38 while CSU was 27-of-58 from the floor for 46.6 percent. The Pioneers grabbed 30 rebounds while Colorado grabbed 34.
CSU came out strong in the first, before a triple from Romanowski would bring the Pioneers within one at 6-5 just three minutes into the game.
The Rams went on another run before Romanowski hit a huge three and drew the foul with just over a minute to play in the quarter, bringing the Pioneers within three at 13-10.
From there the Rams would go on a 6-0 run to end the first, taking a 19-10 lead into the second quarter.
Poss would take her shot in the second quarter, hitting two big free-throws and a jumper to bring Denver back within 11 with 7:47 to play in the half, at 25-14.
A few plays later, Johnson would show her aggressiveness, driving hard to the hole and drawing the foul. She would hit both from the charity stripe and would bring DU within eight at 33-25 with just over a minute to play in the half.
The Rams would throw up a half court shot as time expired in the first half and make it, taking a 41-29 lead into the locker room.
Points in the paint would be the difference maker in the first half for the Rams, as they had 18 points compared to just four in the paint for the Pioneers.
DU would score first in the second half on a layup from Osborne before the Rams went on to hit back-to-back triples and extend its lead to 51-33 with 5:10 to play in the third period.
The fourth quarter would be much of the same, as the Rams 50 percent (4-of-8) from beyond the arc in the quarter.
Denver made a run in the final couple of minutes of the game, but it would not be enough to close the gap.
The Crimson and Gold will travel to Northern Arizona on to take on the Lumberjacks on Saturday. The game will be played at 11 a.m. MT.
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