The Colorado women’s basketball team kicked off its season on Monday night with a commanding 63-52 exhibition win over the Colorado School of Mines. Junior guard Jaylyn Sherrod, who missed the latter part of last season with an injury, led the Buffs with nine points.
A few new faces also chipped in to beat the Orediggers. Highly-touted freshman guard and Colorado native Kindyll Wetta tied the team-high of six rebounds and led with four assists. Washington transfer Quay Miller also had six rebounds in her CU debut.
“Early in the season, especially this early, there’s going to be some really good things and there’s going to be some really bad things and a whole lot in the middle,” head coach JR Payne said. “I thought we were pretty typical. I thought we had spurts where we did some really good things and transitioned defensively in spurts. We were not so good in spurts as well, but that’s ok. As long as we continue to learn, grow and attack those areas that weren’t as sharp as we wanted.”
One of those bad spurts happened in the fourth quarter when Mines ended the game on a 15-2 run. But Colorado also led by as many as 26 points during the contest. Another good omen was that 11 different Buffaloes scored and the team shot 47.2% from the field.
“I thought everyone that came in the game gave tremendous effort,” Payne said. “No one was perfect, offensively or defensively, but I thought our effort was really good.”
The Buffs will play their first official game at Oklahoma State on Nov. 10.