Hull, rebounding lift Adams State
COLORADO SPRINGS- David Hull scored 27 points as the Adams State Grizzlies defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions 89-69 Thursday night at the Lions' Den.
In a game notable for its physicality, Adams State (2-19, 2-10 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) had a considerable edge. The Grizzlies outrebounded the Mountain Lions 53-27 and had nearly as many offensive rebounds (18) as CU-Colorado Springs had defensive rebounds (21).
Jim Pecic led the Mountain Lions with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Trey White had 14 and Matt Cordova had 10.
Zach Wheat, playing in just his seventh game this season, added a career-high 15 points for CU-Colorado Springs. A former All-State performer at Palmer High School, Wheat was added as a manager during Christmas break and promoted to the active roster a week later. His success Thursday night came by way of aggressive drives to the basket, leading to nine free throw attempts and 4-for-5 field goal shooting.
"Coach told us to attack and get to the line," said Wheat. "It's something we should do a lot more instead of settling for jump shots."
Adams State took an early 11-point lead, but CU-Colorado Springs (0-19, 0-12 RMAC) was able to catch the Grizzlies and even led 30-28 with 2:45 left in the half. Adams State closed the half with an 11-3 run, then blew the game open with a 14-0 run midway through the second half.
"They outhustled us," said Wheat. "We kind of ran out of gas in the second half and they started getting second chances."
The teams combined to shoot 58 free throws.
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