The Lady Orediggers (11-9, 8-6 RMAC) welcomed the Colorado Mesa Mavericks (18-0, 14-0 RMAC) to Golden on Friday looking to knock off the number four team in the country.
The first half was a hotly contested affair as the teams found themselves in an opening half with three ties where neither led by more than six points. It was clear the Lady Orediggers were not going to go down without a fight.
Colorado Mesa opened up a 10 point lead to start the second half and led by 12 at one point, but with just over six minutes in the game remaining, the Lady Orediggers brought the deficit down to just six, trailing 56-50. That would be as close as Mines would get however, as the Mavericks held the Lady Orediggers to only one point in the remaining 6:18 of the game and closed out the game winning 64-51. This was the third loss in four gSaveames against top 25 opponents on the season for the Lady Orediggers.
Three Orediggers reached double digit points on the night and as a team Mines shot 32.3% overall, with 22.2% from three and 58.3% from the stripe. Angie Charchalis and Allie Grazulis both led the way with 14 points apiece, Grazulis added 14 rebounds, 5 offensive, and Charchalis added a team high five assists and six rebounds. Taylor Helbig scored 10 and Courtney Martin grabbed 10 rebounds off the bench.