PUEBLO, Colo. - The ThunderWolves used a strong inside game Saturday to score a 65-56 win over New Mexico Highlands.
CSU-Pueblo encountered a very scrappy New Mexico Highlands squad that came back from an opening 11-0 run by the ThunderWolves to make a game of it. The ThunderWolves withstood a physical display by the Cowgirls, but the ensuing fouls that came from their physical style play was enough to keep the Pack consistently two or more scores above the Cowgirls all night long.
The ThunderWolves visited the charity stripe 40 times Saturday, and despite only going 27-for-40 from the line, it was able to dwarf New Mexico Highlands' 10 free throw makes by comparison.
Down low, the Pack defense was dominant, as well, getting 10-plus rebound games from both Katie Nehf (Jr., Broomfield, Colo.) and Taylor Fox (Sr., Santa Cruz, Calif.), who had 14 and 12 rebounds, respectively. Nehf turned in one of the best double-doubles of her career, going for a 14 points to go along with her 14 boards.
With the win, the ThunderWolves improve to 6-0 in RMAC play and 9-3 overall.
CSU-Pueblo will take the holiday off before it hits the hardwood again on Jan. 4 vs. UC-Colorado Springs.