Sports Briefs, Dec. 11, 2012

College Basketball

Mesa women now ranked 19th

Colorado Mesa University’s women’s basketball team moved up six spots to No. 19 in this week’s USA Today/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association national rankings.

The Mavericks (8-0, 4-0 RMAC), are off to their best start since the 1999-2000 season. That team started 11-0.

Colorado Mesa is the only RMAC team in the top 25; Metro State received three votes this week after dropping out last week.

The CMU men received 15 votes, up from five, in this week’s National Association of Basketball Coaches national rankings. The Mavericks (7-1, 4-0) are five spots out of the top 25.

Metro State (7-0, 3-0) remained No. 3 in the men’s rankings, with Adams State receiving 11 votes and Colorado School of Mines two.

After final exams end this week, the Mavericks play at Fort Lewis on Sunday night and at Adams State on Monday night. The regular Friday-Saturday schedule was changed to accommodate mid-term graduation ceremonies in Durango and Alamosa.


Gymnastics

KidzPlex places sixth in state

KidzPlex Gymnastics placed sixth overall in the USGA Level 5 State Championships last weekend in Denver.

Shaylee Wirthlin took third all-around (37.825) in Junior A Division. She was second on floor (9.45), third on bars (9.7), fifth on vault (9.35) and fifth on beam (9.325). Torri Clark was 10th all-around (36.475).

Miya Spurger led the Junior B Division with an 8th place all-around (36.7), including third on bars (9.65).

Kayli Plantiko was fifth all-around in the Senior Division (36.7) and second on vault (9.5).

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