Women’s basketball peaking at right time

Women's Basketball

MSU Denver Roadrunners’ Guard Luisa Tago fights to shoot a basket against the Northern New Mexico Lady Eagles at the Auraria Event Center on Friday, Nov. 4. Roadrunners beat the Lady Eagles 78-53. Photo by Lauren Cordova • scordo22@msudenver.edu

Don’t look now, but the MSU Denver women’s basketball team has won six of its last seven games and is currently sixth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

The Roadrunners continued their hot play Feb. 10 and 11 with wins over Chadron State and Regis University.

Junior guard Georgia Ohrdorf played a stellar game against Black Hills State and scored a game and season-high 27 points. She also secured the double-double with 12 rebounds in the 74-66 win.

Sophomore guard Jaelynn Smith was two assists away from a triple-double and finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.

Junior guard J’Nae Squires- Horton was the star against bitter rival Regis. She nearly matched her season-high scoring output of 28 but finished the game with 24 points. She also chipped in four rebounds.

Ohrdorf was second on the team in scoring and had 10 points.

The Runners are peaking at the perfect time. They have three games remaining before the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament and two of those games are against teams beneath them in the RMAC standings. They play the second place University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Mountain Lions on Feb. 18, then hit the road to finish the regular season against Colorado Christian on Feb. 24 and Colorado School of Mines on Feb. 25.

The RMAC tournament will be hosted by the regular season conference champions and it begins on Feb. 28.

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