FORT COLLINS, Colo. --- The South Dakota School of Mines women's basketball team fell to the NCAA Div. I Colorado State Rams, 97-53, Friday night in Fort Collins Colo.
Colorado State had a great offensive effort jumping out to a 20-point advantage in the first half, 49-29, and then poured it on over the final 20 minutes, 48-24.
SD Mines shot 35 percent from the field making good on 18-51 shots while the Rams were 41-70 for an impressive 50 percent. Colorado State had 29 assists and 15 steals in Friday's contest while the Lady Hardrockers collected 10 assists and five steals.
Individually for SD Mines, senior Katie Strandholm pace her team with 13 points, three steals and two assists while fellow senior Hillary Hawkins added 10 markers, five rebounds and two assists and sophomore Mackenzie Kinney contributed with nine points.
The loss drops the Lady Hardrockers to 9-6 on the season and will return the friendly confines of Goodell Gymnasium Monday night in a bout against Valley City State in a 5 p.m. tip-off.