Women's Team Takes Coors Invitational

Fort Collins, Colo./Nov. 24, 2001 (CSU-SID) – Colorado State University's women's basketball team opened the second half with a 10-3 run and ran away from visiting Evansville University, 82-53, in the championship game of the eighth annual Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational.

Colorado State is now 4-0 on the year heading into a Wednesday night, Nov. 28 showdown with instate rival Colorado. Tipoff is 7 p.m. in Moby Arena.

Saturday night, the Rams dominated the game from start to finish, leading the game from wire to wire. Colorado State had five players finish in double figures in scoring, led by Joy Jenkins' career-high 20 points.

Angie Gorton added 13 points, while Elizabeth English and Jackie Campbell each scored 11 points and Shannon Strecker 10. Strecker was in the Rams' lineup replacing regular starter Lisa Narkiewicz, who didn't dress for the game after suffering a groin pull in Friday night's first round win over West Virginia. Strecker responded with Colorado State's first double-double game in scoring and rebounding of the year, adding 12 caroms to her 10 points.

Gorton, Ashley Augspurger, and English were named to the all-tournament team along with Sherell Sowho of West Virginia, and Shyla McKibbon-Puelson of Evansville. English was named the tournament's most valuable player.

Colorado State led at the half, 37-23, then went on the scoring run to open the half, and the Rams led by as many as 31, 77-46, then settling for the 29-point final margin.


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