The Colorado Mesa basketball teams split Friday night's doubleheader against the Colorado Mines Orediggers.
The CMU women's basketball team picked up its sixth league win in the 63-46 win over Mines. The Mavericks led 15-13 after the first quarter and never lost the lead. Four Mavericks scored in double digits while Jaylyn Duran led the team with 15. Karina Brandon posted a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
The CMU men fell short of an upset against No. 22 Colorado Mines in a 82-72 loss. The Mavericks led for much of the first half with their largest lead of eight points almost mid way through despite trailing 38-35 at the half. However, in the second half, Mines shot almost 55 percent from the field and outscored the Mavs 44-27.
The men and women host Colorado Christian Saturday night. The women tip-off at 5:30 p.m. and the men follow at 7:30 p.m.