The No. 3-ranked Fort Lewis College women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season to the Metro State
Roadrunners in Denver on Friday night.
The 'Hawks never led in a 75-64 defeat that opened up Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play 0-1. We weren't
very good (Friday night). They outplayed us the entire game and really deserved the win," FLC head coach Mark Kellogg
FLC (8-1), which earned two first-place votes in last week's USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll, tied the game at three
apiece early and were within one point midway through the second half, but they were never able to break through and
take control of the game.
Our mental focus really lacked (Friday night), we weren't ready to go out and play," Kellogg said.
Down the stretch, the women were hurt by their inability to make free throws - shooting 17-for-27 on the night.
We cut it to three with about four minutes left, but in the end they hit their free throws, and we didn't," Kellogg
Katie Mackey led the team with 13 points in the loss, and Allison Rosel ended her night with 10 points - but also
No one was good (Friday night)," said Kellogg. We weren't even close."
Leandra Sands led everyone with a career-high 28 points in the upset for Metro (4-1 overall, 1-0 RMAC).
FLC will look to take some good out of the loss going into its game today at 5 p.m. at Regis.
We'll get better and be more focused after this," said Kellogg. We'll regroup, we have to; we're playing Regis
The Skyhawks will return to Whalen Gym for an RMAC doubleheader against Chadron State and Nebraska-Kearney next
Saturday and Sunday, respectively.