LAS VEGAS, N.M. In their last game before the holiday break, Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Basketball dominated New Mexico Highlands University 79-48 Wednesday at the John A. Wilson Complex.
The Pack outshot the Cowgirls 47.1 percent to 30.6 percent. The ThunderWolves also forced 23 turnovers and came away with 19 steals.
JaNaiya Davis (So., Hewitt, Texas) dished out 12 assists, the most by a ThunderWolf in 30 years. Her 30 assists are the most by a Pack player since Feb. 24, 1989 and the fourth-most in school history. Davis completed the double-double with 15 points. Defensively, Davis had seven steals, the most by a ThunderWolf since Feb. 13, 2010 and are also the fourth-most in program history. She also had came down with seven rebounds.
Sydni Williams (Jr., Little Rock, Ark.) earned her third consecutive double-double. She scored a season-high 21 points and hauled in 10 rebounds. Williams made 10-of-14 for the field and made a 3-pointer. The reigning Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week added four steals and a block.
Khiya Adams (Sr., Falcon, Colo.) netted 14 points on 7-of-14 shooting. Adams narrowly missed a double-double with nine rebounds. She had three steals.
Coming off the bench, Kansas Watts (So., Houston, Texas) matched her season-high with 10 points. Watts had a block and a steal.
The Pack broke the game open in the first quarter with a 9-0 run to make it 15-4 after one. The ThunderWolves held the Cowgirls to just 8.3 percent shooting in the first quarter (1-of-12).
An11-1 run in the second quarter helped the Pack push its lead to 22. The ThunderWolves led 36-16 at halftime.
The Pack ended the third quarter on a 10-1 run that made it 58-25. Hanna Diaz (Jr., Falcon, Colo.) capped this run with a 3-pointer with just three seconds left on the clock.
In the fourth quarter, the Cowgirls could only climb back within 24, the Pack continued to pour it on and ran away with 79-48 win.
The ThunderWolves improved to 2-3 in RMAC and 3-7 overall. Highlands fell to 1-9 (0-5 RMAC).
CSU-Pueblo will now enjoy a two week holiday break. The Pack will return to action Friday Jan. 3 when they host Colorado Christian University. The ThunderWOlves will also unveil a new jumbo tron for Massari Arena at this game.