BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Lexy Kresl scored 19 points to lead No. 14 Colorado to a 75-58 victory over Rice to win the Omni Hotel Classic championship Saturday night.
Jen Reese had 13 points, and Brittany Wilson added 11 for Colorado (6-0).READ MORE: FBI Denver Believes Gabby Petito's Body Has Been Found In Wyoming
Rice was led by Jessica Kuster with 30 points, more than half the total for the Owls (4-5).
Colorado dominated the boards, pulling down 42 rebounds to 26 for Rice. The Buffalos also outshot Rice, making 50.9 percent from the floor compared to Rice’s 40 percent.READ MORE: Rollover Crash In Colorado Springs Kills Active Duty Air Force Airman
The Owls opened the scoring when Kuster hit a jumper, but Colorado quickly took the lead on a Reese layup, followed by a Rachel Hargin layup and then Kresl hit a 3-pointer for a 7-2 advantage. Colorado, leading 33-29 at the half, took command in the second period, outscoring the Owls, 42-29.
Rice defeated Samford 57-52 while Colorado blew past South Alabama 94-61 on Friday.MORE NEWS: 4 Large COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Opening This Week In Colorado
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