Women's basketball recap: CSU gets big win over UNLV

Feb. 1, 2012

Final Stats

By Cara Maio
Athletic Media Relations

FORT COLLINS, Colo.—The Colorado State women’s basketball won against the UNLV Rebels, 74-62, Wednesday night at Moby Arena. CSU and UNLV are now both tied for second place in the conference.

The Rams (9-13, 5-2) were aggressive all game by driving to the basket and looking for open shots. All players for contributed to the game in points, rebounds and assists. They shot 27-for-51 from the field and 16-for-22 from the free throw line.

“For us to get the win here at home,” said Head Coach Kristen Holt. “And be undefeated at home in conference play is outstanding.”

Colorado State started the game with high energy, going on an 11-4 run. By halftime the Rams were up by nine.

“We had a really good start to the game,” said Holt. “I was really pleased with our energy.”

UNLV (17-6, 5-2) came out strong in the second half, trailing only by four at one point. But the Rams took back control and went on a 7-0 run to lead by ten.

Senior Kim Mestdagh scored 22 points, had four steals, and collected nine rebounds, along with five assists.

Junior Meghan Heimstra and freshman LaDeyah Forte both reached 13 points for the game. Sophomore Sam Martin collected seven rebounds, scored four points, and had five assists.

“It’s a huge win,” said Martin. “We knew we could do it.”

With a minute and a half remaining in the game, UNLV still not giving up, Mestdagh hit a three-pointer to seal the win for the Rams.

“It’s huge for our program,” said Holt. “UNLV is a very good team.”

Colorado State will head to Air Force on Saturday then travel home for the Pink Out TCU game the following Saturday. Tip is set for 4:30 p.m. MT. Tickets are available in person at the McGraw Center box office, online at CSURams.com, or by calling 1-800-491-RAMS.