CMU Maverick Men and Women Advance
Both Colorado Mesa University basketball teams advance in the RMAC Shootout with victories on Tuesday night The 5th seeded Maverick men upended the 4th seed CSU-Pueblo 74-65 in Pueblo, while the top-seeded Maverick women at home handled the 8th seed Regis 74-50.
In the men's game the Mavericks jumped out to an 18-6 lead, but the Thunderwolves came back to tie the score at 26-26 before the Mavs took a two point lead into the locker room at half time. Shooting 54% from the field for the game, the Mavericks opened up a 20 point second half lead and held on for the win. Colton Burgon scored 21 while Jeff Hart added 20.
The Mavericks will take on the #1 seed Metro State Friday night at the Auraria Sports Center in Denver. On Tuesday, the Roadrunners knocked off the #8 seed Colorado Chrisitan 87-75. On the other side of the bracket #2 Adams State defeated #7 New Mexico Highlands 91-74, while #3 Fort Lewis knocked off #6 Colorado Mines 84-70 in overtime.
The Maverick women, still ranked 4th in the nation this week, improved to 26-1 with a convincing win over Regis. The Mavericks held the Rangers to just 15% shooting from the field in the first half and led 44-13 at halftime. Kelsey Sigl led the Mavericks with 14 points while Katrina Selsor and Bruna Deichmann each added 10.
The Mavericks will host #4 Fort Lewis in the shootout semi-finals Friday night at Brownson Arena. The Skyhawks beat CSU- Pueblo 78-67 in Durango. On the other side of the bracket, #2 Metro State beat #7 Colorado Mines 75-55, while #6 Colorado Christian defeated #3 UC-Colorado Springs 72-70. Metro will play CCU at 5:30 Friday at Brownson Arena followed by the Mavericks re-match with Fort Lewis at about 7:30.