Rangers Open Season with 71-45 Win over Newman; Porter and Kuipers Score 18 and 17 Respectively
Denver, Colo.: After facing two Division I schools in their exhibition matchups, the Rangers took on Newman College Friday evening in Denver as Regis hosted the first day of the Regis University Catholic School Tournament. The Rangers defeated Newman University 71-45 in the game.
While the game ended with a 26 margin of victory, at the end of the first half Regis was up by just two (26-28). This changed quickly as the second period began. At the 15:26 mark, the game was tied at 36. From this point on, the Rangers held the lead while going on a 35-9 run to claim the 71-45 win.
Four Rangers scored in double digits in the game with junior Chelsea Porter and senior Emily Kuipers leading the way with 18 and 17 points respectively. Freshman Tae'lor Purdy scored 12 points while freshman Meghan Hollenga had 11.
Regis sank eight three-pointers in the game with Porter having four (4-7) and Kuipers three (3-4).
While the Rangers' offense may sound impressive, it's defense did the job as well forcing 23 Jet turnovers and snagging 12 steals in the game.
Next, the Rangers will play tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. which will bring the tournament to a close.
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