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Monday, November 14, 2011

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis: The shot magnet

I've heard UConn women's basketball coach use various phrases to describe his players in the 10 or so years I've covered his program - some of which can not be printed in this blog - but never did I hear him utter the words "shot magnet."

However, that was how he referred to freshman Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis even after she missed all seven of her 3-point attempts in Sunday's 77-37 win over Holy Cross.

"Kaleena missed more shots than she missed the whole time she has been here and she is not going to have a problem getting shots," Auriemma said. "This kid is a shot magnet, wherever the shots are, that is where she ends up."

If Mosqueda-Lewis' 3 for 12 shooting performance against the Crusaders bothered her, she did a good job of disguising her disgust after the first game of her college career. 

"When you are a shooter, you have to shoot," Mosqueda-Lewis said. "If you miss, you have to forget about the last shot and keep shooting until you get hot. I know our team doesn't look back, we just try to move forward."
CANNED FOOD DRIVE
UConn officials are encouraging fans to bring canned goods to tonight's men's game and tomorrow's women's contest against Pacific at Gampel Pavilion. The food collected will be donated to the Manchester Area Council and Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic.

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