February 6, 2006

Bears Tame Broncs With 57-48 Win

Feb. 6, 2006

Box Score

EDINBURG, Texas - The University of Northern Colorado women's basketball team took advantage of poor first half shooting from Texas-Pan American to pull out a 57-48 win on Monday at UTPA Fieldhouse.

Freshman Jabrenta Hubbard went 6-of-10 from the floor and finished with 15 points. Junior center Danielle Hagen was the bulldog in the middle for the Bears, as she finished with a game-high 11 rebounds. Northern Colorado improved to 12-9 with the win and have now won seven out of its last eight games.

Texas-Pan American (5-15) jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first half on three straight jumpers from Joanna Fuentes, but after that the Broncs went on a 7:00 scoring draught. The Bears were able to take advantage, going on a 13-0 run to take a 13-6 lead with 11:19 left on the half.

Northern Colorado took a 15-10 lead at 8:15 and then went on a 6-0 run to take a 21-10 lead with 5:07 left on the clock. Freshman Jabrenta Hubbard drained a jumper with 54 seconds left in the half to give the Bears a 25-15 lead at halftime.

A 3-pointer from Jena Fosdick helped spark the Bears' 8-1 run to begin the second half and take a 34-18 lead with 16:52 left in the second half. Jabrenta Hubbard's trey with 10:30 left to play gave Northern Colorado its largest lead of the game at 46-29.

The Bears seemingly had the game in the bag, but the Broncs stampeded back with a 5-0 run to cut Northern Colorado's lead to 53-43 with 3:08 remaining in the game. Hubbard and Hagen drained jump shots that gave the Bears a 57-45 lead with 1:29 left, helping Northern Colorado seal the victory. The Bears shot 5-of-11 from 3-point range in the second half after going 1-of-7 in the opening period.

Freshman Whitley Cox tallied 11 points, while junior Heather Barbour dropped 10 points on 3-of-5 from the floor.

The Bears will return to action at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Eaton High School in Eaton, Colo. The game was originally scheduled for Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion, but the site was moved due to a scheduling conflict.

The game will be broadcast on the Bears Radio Network (Flagship Station: 1310-AM KFKA in Greeley) on a tape-delayed basis immediately following the Northern Colorado men's basketball set to tip off at 8 p.m. mountain time. The broadcast can be accessed free of charge on UNCBears.com.