It took more than 5 minutes for Colorado Mines to discover its own net. By that time, Fort Lewis College already had built an 18-0 lead.
"We put the pressure on 'em," Skyhawks women's basketball coach Mark Kellogg said.
Fort Lewis led from start to finish and defeated the Colorado Mines Orediggers 69-43 on Friday night in Golden to improve to 13-1 overall and 6-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
"That was probably our best team win of the year," Kellogg said. "Everybody played, and everybody played a role."
Allison Rosel led the Skyhawks with 14 points and nine rebounds, but it was the reserves that finished their 26-point win.
"We had three freshmen play the last 15 minutes of the game," Kellogg said of Dana Schreibvogel, Mary Rose Paiz and Jenna Santistevan. Stephanie Beeman also played and "played well," Kellogg said. "They're growing up right in front of us."
Dana Schreibvogel led the FLC reserves with 12 points.
"The older group got us going, though," Kellogg said. "They came out with pressure, intensity and effort, and that's what has been lacking."
Fort Lewis, ranked 11th in the nation, will play Colorado Christian in Lakewood at 5 p.m. today.