China Smith turned Massari Arena in Pueblo, Colo., into “China Grove” on Friday evening as her Highlands Cowgirls upended host Colorado State-Pueblo 60-52.
Smith hit nine of 18 shots for 22 points to go with 12 rebounds, three blocks, three steals and one assist in 30 minutes of play.
Domonique Rivera (nine points, 10 boards) and Whitley Coca (10 points, six assists) preserved the win by sinking important free throws in the closing moments.
Briana Gholston added 10 points for NMHU.
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