Northern Colorado comes back to defeat CSU

Colorado State women’s basketball (1-2) hoped to rebound from last week’s loss to CU with a victory over Northern Colorado (2-2) at Moby Arena Tuesday night. Instead, the Rams blew a 9-point halftime lead and were defeated by UNC, 53-47. Despite losing by four on Tuesday, CSU still holds a 25-13 advantage in the series all-time.

CSU trailed by three (13-10) after the first 10 minutes of play, but caught fire in the second quarter to take a 9-point lead into the break (34-25). In the second quarter, the Rams made 8-of-11 field goal attempts (73 percent) and outscored last season’s Big Sky Champions 24-15.

From halftime on, CSU struggled to find any kind of rhythm on offense though as the Rams were outscored 26-13 in the final two quarters and turned the basketball over nine times.

Even with the offensive woes, CSU never trailed by more than two possessions in the contest. But the lack of offense made things difficult for head coach Ryun Williams, who was visibly frustrated with his team’s offensive output on the sidelines. When the final whistle sounded, CSU was shooting 37 percent from the field and 29 percent from 3-point territory.

The Rams were paced by Lore Devos, who finished with a team-high 14 points and seven rebounds.

Lore Devos (No. 35) drives on a Northern Colorado defender in the first half of Tuesday’s matchup between in-state rivals.   PHOTO:   Justin Michael | Rams Report

Lore Devos (No. 35) drives on a Northern Colorado defender in the first half of Tuesday’s matchup between in-state rivals. PHOTO: Justin Michael | Rams Report