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Colorado Mesa Athletics | January 11, 2014

Colorado Mesa overcomes sluggish start to beat UCCS

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- The fifth-ranked Colorado Mesa Mavericks fell into a 10-0 hole in the first 5:11 of the game. But, they used a 33-8 run to end the half and never looked back in a 64-46 win against the Colorado-Colorado Springs Mountain Lions.

The win was the Mavericks' 30th consecutive win at home, dating back to the 2011-12 season.

Freshman Erin Reichle provided a spark, scoring 10 of her career-high 13 points in the first half. She also added three rebounds and two assists on the night.

"Once we started playing team ball, passing, scoring, everything fell into place," Reichle said.

"Erin's really shooting the ball well for us," Maverick coach Taylor Wagner said. "She's gaining confidence and I'm gaining confidence in her."

The Mavericks shot 39 percent (21 of 54) from the field, 78.3 percent (18 of 23) from the free-throw line and were out rebounded for the first time this season. They held UCCS to 31 percent shooting from the field and just 1 of 11 from behind the three-point arc.

Aubry Boehme led all scorers in the game with 20 points.

At the half, Colorado Mesa led 33-18 and limited the Mountain Lions to 28 percent (7 of 25) shooting from the field. Boehme and Reichle each had 10 points.