RMAC Shootout: Mavs win conference title, Lopez named Tournament MVP

By: Zach Berridge Email
By: Zach Berridge Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. For the second straight year the Mesa Mavericks returned to the RMAC Shootout title game, and after losing their last regular season game to Fort Lewis, w were watching to see how they'd respond after a loss, being that they hadn't had to do that all year.

Their round one victory was a bit sluggish, but they looked like one of the best teams in the country Friday night.

Saturday they'd need just as much; the Black Hills State Yellow Jackets are a much improved team that when they met earlier this year.

But the title game played out like the majority of the games we saw from CMU during the year: they dominated the second half.

With just a five point halftime lead the Mavs cranked up the defensive intensity, and led by Christen Lopez's career-high 25 points and four steals, the Mavs rolled 73-55.

Lopez was named tournament MVP, while Sharaya Selsor and Aubry Boehme joined Lopez on the All-Tournament Team.

Selection Sunday will determine where they land in the NCAA DII Tournament.

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