Metro State defeats Colorado Mines
Cervantes breaks Roadrunner assist record in victory
GOLDEN, Colo. -- No. 2 Metro State pulled away from a one-point halftime lead for a 63-51 win at Colorado Mines on Friday. The Roadrunners improved to 12-0 overall and 8-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, while CSM fell to 4-10 overall and 3-5 in the RMAC.
Jasmine Cervantes became the school's all-time assists leader in the game after entering tied with Stephanie Allen (1996-2000) with 393. She finished the night with a game-high 19 points, six rebounds and one assist. Cervantes buried 6-of-10 from the floor and 7-of-7 at the line.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 2 Metro State 63, Colorado Mines 51|
|No. 3 UCSD 83, Cal State Stanislaus 61|
|No. 6 Fort Lewis 79, New Mexico Highlands 71|
|No. 7 Edinboro 82, Kutztown 58|
|No. 24 Indiana (Pa.) 61, West Chester 42|
Jenessa Burke added 13 points off the bench, shooting 4-of-6 from the floor and 5-of-5 at the line. Caley Dow scored nine points and had six rebounds. Brandi Valencia chipped in with eight and nine.
Kristin Valencia pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds and scored three points.
The Roadrunners matched a season high with 10 turnovers in the first half, clinging to a 28-27 lead, while getting outrebounded 17-15. Metro trailed 25-23 with 2:49 left, but five consecutive points by Cervantes helped the Roadrunners close the half on a 5-2 run and head in with the lead.
Burke scored nine points in the first half during a five-minute stretch, helping Metro hold a six-point lead with 12:58 left. But the Orediggers connected on 4-of-10 from the outside in the first half, led by Stephanie Fogle's 12 on 5-of-8 shooting.
Metro State scored the first six points of the second half and built a 16-point lead with 6:13 left at 49-33. The Orediggers hit a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute to close the final margin.
Despite the poor first half on the boards, Metro outrebounded CSM 39-32 in the game and shot 40.0 percent, while hold the Orediggers to just 36.2 percent. The Roadrunners committed a season-high 18 turnovers.
Fogle scored just two points in the second half, but led Mines in the game with 14 points.