What a difference a day makes.
The Fort Lewis College womens basketball team, reeling from a 27-point loss at Metro State on Friday, rebounded to beat Regis 69-55 on Saturday night in Denver.
The Skyhawks, ranked No. 4 in the nation, used an 18-2 run to open the second half to pull away from the Rangers.
The Fort Lewis defense limited Regis to only one basket in the first 9 minutes of the second half.
But after the Skyhawks pushed the lead to 28 points, Regis chipped away as the Rangers took advantage of 30 FLC turnovers.
You have mixed emotions after a game like this, Fort Lewis head coach Mark Kellogg said.
Were happy with the win after playing ... really bad (Friday night), Kellogg said. And defensively, we were pretty good.
He pointed to the Rangers scoring drought early in the second half.
We played really well for 31 minutes, Kellogg said.
But we had 30 turnovers. Thats the most disappointing thing for us, Kellogg said.
We cant do that against good teams. That will catch up with us.
Stephanie Beeman led Fort Lewis with 16 points. Dana Schreibvogel added 15 points and 10 rebounds for an FLC double-double.
I thought Dana was very good offensively, Kellogg said.
Mary Rose Paiz, with a pair of 3-pointers, added nine points. Erika Richards scored eight points.
The Skyhawks (15-2, 12-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) shot 53 percent from the field (25 of 47) against Regis. They held the Rangers to 34-percent shooting (21 of 61).
Brandi Collins led Regis with 12 points. Taelor Purdy, Miranda Martine and Meghan Hollenga the younger sister of Hayley Hollenga, FLCs all-time leading scorer in womens soccer history scored nine each for the Rangers (7-12, 5-8 RMAC).
Now we go home for three games, Kellogg said. Weve got to keep challenging our kids.