Dowling tops Mesa women in Elite Eight |

Dowling tops Mesa women in Elite Eight

Colorado Mesa Sports Information and Staff Reports
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

SAN ANTONIO – Colorado Mesa University’s women’s basketball team entered the NCAA Division II Elite Eight for the first time in school history. But on Tuesday, the Mavericks lost to another team making its first appearance, Dowling (N.Y.) College, 60-44, at Bill Greehey Arena on the campus of St. Mary’s University.

All-American Kelsey Sigl fought hard for her game-high 15 points to lead all scorers. She now holds the school single-season school record for points with 610, passing Tonya Stites’ 604 scored in the 1992 season.

The Mavericks finished the season with a 31-2 overall record, the best in school history.

Mesa senior and Glenwood Springs High School graduate Katrina Selsor was held scoreless on 0-for-8 shooting, but her 10 rebounds were a game high.

Junior Sharaya Selsor, also a Glenwood Springs High graduate, finished with seven points, as Mesa was limited to just 17-of-58 shooting (29.3 percent) from the field.

Dowling finished shooting 43.5 percent (20-for-46) from the field and limited the Mavs to just 3-of-20 shooting (15 percent) from beyond the 3-point line.

Connie Simmons and Danielle Wilson each finished with 14 points to pace Dowling, which only held a 25-20 halftime edge and moved into today’s national semifinals with the victory.

The loss ended a historical season for the Mavericks, who broke the school record for longest winning streak (18) and most wins in a season.

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