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Most important streak continues for Chill

January 30, 2005 - National Women's Basketball League (NWBL) - Colorado Chill News Release

LOVELAND, Colo. - For the first time this season Colorado trailed at halftime, for the first time in her Chill career Becky Hammon failed to score 15 points in a game, but for the 19th straight time at the Budweiser Events Center, the Chill prevailed for an NWBL victory.

Colorado defeated the Lubbock Hawks in front of 1,923 fans at the Budweiser Events Center on Sunday night by a final score of 84-72.

The first half belonged to the Hawks as they led by as many nine points in the opening 20 minutes, but Colorado was able to cut the Lubbock lead to one point at intermission.

In the second 20 minutes, it was a much different story as Colorado went on a 10-2 run to open the half, a run that included four straight points by Carrie Bacon. During the same stretch Hammon also threw in four of her 13 points.

Colorado had another good shooting night from the floor, connecting on 50% of their field goals for the game. In the second half, the Chill was even better, connecting on 20-of-33 attempts for 60%. Lubbock shot the ball pretty good as well, finishing the night at 40%.

The Chill was led on the night by center Ruth Riley, who finished the game 8-of-12 from the floor for 20 points, she also pulled-down eight rebounds in the game. Riley also had five blocked shots in the game for the third time this season.

Katie Cronin notched her second double-double in the last three games with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Carrie Bacon was the only other player in double-figures for the Chill as she scored 17 points.

Lubbock put five players in double-figures on the night. Shereka Wright, Jocelyn Penn and Rochelle Luckett all scored 13 points to the lead the Hawks. Stacy Stephens and Kelly Mazzante were also in double-figures for the Hawks with 11 and 10 points respectively.

Colorado will take the next two days off before returning to practice on Wednesday morning in Fort Collins. The next game for Colorado will be on Friday night when they travel to Lubbock to take on the Hawks. The game in Lubbock will be the Chill’s first game of a three-game in three-city road trip.

Group tickets for the remaining eight games can be purchased from the Budweiser Events Center by calling Tracie Fehringer at 970-619-4122. Group prices start at $5 per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Individual game tickets can be purchased online at www.comcasttix.com, by phone at 877-544-8499 or at the Budweiser Events Center Box Office.

The NWBL is a six-team league that features more than 25 active WNBA players. Other teams in the league include the Birmingham Power (Birmingham, Ala.); Dallas Fury (Dallas, Texas); Chicago Blaze (Naperville, Ill.); San Jose Spiders (San Jose, Calif.) and Lubbock Hawks (Lubbock, Texas). For more information on the NWBL, visit the league website at www.nwbl.com.

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