Adams beats Mountain Lions

By Mike McNeely published February 20, 2005

David Mitchell scored a career-high 38 points to lead the Adams State College Grizzlies to a 93-68 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rout University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.

Mitchell was 10-for-15 from the field and 18-for-20 from the line. He had 17 points in the first half and added 21 more in the second half as the Grizzlies poured it on in the last eight minutes.

Mitchell and his fellow big men simply dominated the inside. The Grizzlies outscored UCCS by a 37-18 in the paint and outrebounded the Mountain Lions by a 47-31 margin.

Jim Pecic had 17 points for the Mountain Lions while Trey White scored 12.

The Grizzlies took an early 18-8 lead and led by 11 with four minutes left in the first half. Mitchell and Wilson then scored the next four points before Richard Mincey scored all six of his points on back-to-back 3-pointers as Adams State ended the half on a 12-0 run.

Trailing 52-29 at halftime and by 25 after a Greg Baker dunk with 19 minutes left, UCCS clawed to within 11 with a 14-0 run. Pecic, started that run with an old-fashioned 3-point play and added a long-distance 3 as did White.

Mitchell then drew a Pecic foul and hit two free throws before David Hull's lone 3-pointer put ASC up by 16. Mitchell then took a Hull feed before completing another 3-point play as the Grizzlies went up 62-43 with 12:07 left.

The Mountain Lions did get to within 15 on a Phillips 3-pointer with 10:53 left and within that margin once again on two Phillips free throws just 26 seconds later


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