The Colorado School of Mines basketball teams brought the storm with them Jan. 17 at MSU-Denver, as both sets of Orediggers triumphed over the Roadrunners.
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The women's team held on to win 63-62 over MSU-Denver. Senior guard Ashley Steffeck led the Orediggers with a 15-point, 13-rebound double-double. She also recorded six steals, three assists and two blocks during the game.
The Orediggers, now 14-3 overall and 10-2 in conference play, were recovering from back-to-back road losses Jan. 13-14. Mines' final opponent for its four consecutive road games will be Western Colorado Jan. 21.
Also on Jan. 17, the Mines men's team won its eighth consecutive game, beating MSU-Denver 70-55. Senior Ben Boone was hot off the bench, giving the Orediggers 19 points, including four treys.
Senior forward Adam Thistlewood also recorded his second-straight career double-double against the Roadrunners.
The men's team is 17-1 overall and 11-1 in conference play heading into its Jan. 21 game at Western Colorado.
After four games on the road, both Mines teams will be back at Lockridge Arena Jan. 27 against Fort Lewis and Jan. 28 against Adams State. The former will be a big one for the men's team, as Fort Lewis is also nationally ranked in Division II.
For more information on the Jan. 17 games at MSU-Denver or upcoming games, visit MinesAthletics.com.
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