SAN ANTONIO -- Rachel Hargis and Chucky Jeffery each had double-doubles as Colorado defeated Texas-Pan American 67-49 in the first game of the UTSA Holiday Classic on Wednesday to remain unbeaten on the season.

Colorado continues its historic start, moving to 10-0 for just the third time in school history. Tuesday it was the Buffs defense that lead the way.

Colorado held UTPA (4-10) to 31 percent shooting and dominated on the boards. Colorado registered a season-high 54 rebounds, led by a career-high 11 from Hargis who used her size advantage to help score a personal-best 10 points. It was the first career double-double for Hargis, the Robinson, Texas, native.

"It felt nice to be able to come home and perform in front of my family and friends," Hargis said.

 CU coach Linda Lappe
CU coach Linda Lappe ( LEWIS GEYER )
"To help bring a win to the team is always nice."

For Jeffery it was her fifth double-double of the season as the junior guard had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Lexy Kresl added 14 points as four Buffs scored in double-figures. Freshman Jen Reese had 10.The defensive tone was set early as the Buffaloes held UTPA to 21 percent shooting in the first half. Hargis also provided the initial offensive spark as she had six quick points. Jeffery capped off a 9-0 run as CU built a 15-5 lead mid-way through the first half.

UTPA's best offensive push of the first half followed as Laquita Garner scored six-straight points and finished off an 8-0 Broncs' run with a short jumper, cutting the CU lead to 15-13 with 7:05 to play in the first half.

But the Broncos went without a field goal for the rest of the first half as CU responded with an 11-0 run which featured scores by five different Buffaloes, including Jeffery and Hargis. Donna Jackson broke the run with two free throws and CU led 26-15 at the break.

"Defensively we stayed focused and steady," head coach Linda Lappe said. "One of our goals coming in was to make them make the mistakes, not for us to make the mistakes. We were solid defensively, especially in the first half."

UTPA crept back into the game early in the second half from the free-throw line. The Broncs made six straight free throws and a pair from Johnondra Patterson brought UTPA to within 39-30 with 12:08 left.

Colorado's Julie Seabrook ended that run in strong fashion with a layup and free throw to put CU up by double digits for good. Reese added an and-one of her own the next time down the floor as the Buffaloes extended the lead to 55-39.

Colorado will face Creighton in its second game of the UTSA Classic 4 p.m. today.

Colorado 67,

Texas-Pan American 49 COLORADO (67)

MIN FG 3PT FT Rb PF TP

M.Mlclm-Pk 28 1-4 0-3 0-0 9 1 2

Seabrook 26 3-6 0-0 1-1 6 2 7

Hargis 31 5-10 0-1 2-3 11 2 12

Kresl 26 5-9 3-6 1-2 2 3 14

Jeffery 27 6-14 0-1 2-2 10 1 14

Lee 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

B.Wilson 17 1-6 0-1 0-0 3 4 2

A.Wilson 7 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 0

Sborov 18 1-5 0-0 2-4 5 2 4

B.Malcom-Peck 3 0-0 0-0 2-2 1 2 0

Reese 15 4-6 0-0 2-2 1 1 10

Totals 200 26-62 3-12 12-16 54 16 67

Assists (13): M. Malcolm-Peck 4, Hargis, Kresl 2, Jeffery 3, A. Wilson 1, Sborov 2.

Steals (8): Seabrook, Hargis, Kresl Jeffery, B. Wilson 2, Sborov 2.

Turnovers (13): M. Malcolm-Peck 3, Seabrook 3, Hargis, Kresl, Jeffery 4, B. Wilson 4, Sborov 5, Reese.

Blocked shots (9): M. Malcolm-Peck 3, Seabrook, Hargis 3, Kresl, Sborov.

TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (49)

MIN FG 3PT FT Rb PF TP

Jackson 34 7-13 0-0 2-4 5 2 16

Goodson 30 2-9 0-0 0-4 4 1 4

Torre 31 1-8 1-4 6-6 4 0 9

Simon 22 1-4 1-2 0-0 2 1 3

Garner 32 3-13 0-3 0-2 6 2 6

Thompson 10 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 0

Patterson 3 0-0 0-0 2-2 1 1 2

Boyles 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2 0

Watson 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 0

Lewis 23 2-4 0-0 1-2 0 2 5

Moody 11 1-3 0-0 1-2 3 4 2

Totals 200 18-59 2-9 11-20 32 17 49

Assists (5): Jackson, Goodson, Torre, Garner 2. 

Steals (11): Jackson 6, Goodson, Torre, Garner, Thompson.

Turnovers (13): Jackson 2, Torre 2, Simon 2, Garner 3, Thompson 2, Moody 2.

Blocked shots (2): Goodson, Moody.

Halftime score: Colorado 26-15.

Technical fouls -- None.

Attendance -- NA.