Women win 12th straight at home

For the second straight game, senior forward Ashley Augspurger scored 20 points to lead Colorado State women's basketball to a home victory. The Rams defeated UNLV 74-36 to move to 16-11 overall and 7-6 in Mountain West Conference play while the Lady Rebels fall to 16-10 on the year and are also 7-6 in the league. The 36 points by UNLV is the fifth lowest opponent output in Colorado State history.

Augspurger now has 10 20-plus scoring games in her career, with three coming this season.  Senior guard Katie Borton and junior forward Joy Jenkins both scored 10, while senior center Shannon Strecker added a team-high nine rebounds in the win. Freshman Vanessa Espinoza added a game-high six assists.

Borton played excellent defense on the Mountain West leading scorer Constance Jinks, holding the senior guard to just 11 points -- nine points below her average.

"I'm really happy with our overall effort," said head coach Chris Denker. "Towards the end of the first half we got a little sloppy but we were completely dominant in every defensive statistic tonight.  Katie did a great job on Jinks and Shannon did a nice job defending down low."

Sherry McCracklin led UNLV with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Jinks added her 11 points and five rebounds. UNLV was 0-for-13 from the three-point line and shot just 27.7 percent in the game from the field.

Colorado State will close out its regular season on Friday evening against San Diego State, which lost a 60-43 decision at Wyoming earlier this evening.  The game, which begins at 7:00 p.m., will be the last home game for the five seniors on the Rams team and will be senior night.


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