Slow start sinks UCCS
Patrick Hannaway had 22 points but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was unable to overcome a slow start in a 94-76 loss to the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers Saturday at Kearney, Neb.
Nebraska-Kearney ran its win streak to eight straight games.
Matt Cordova had a season-high 12 points for the Mountain Lions. P.J. Forrest added 11 points and Bly McGuire had 10.
In leading by as many as 41 points, UNK (11-3, 7-0 RMAC) had nine different players score, six reaching double figures.
For the Mountain Lions (2-13, 1-6 RMAC), this was the second game with Steve Kirkham at the helm. He replaced Lance Hammond as head coach on Wednesday. Beginning early next week, Doug Schakel will take over as interim head coach.
Ahead 14-11 at the 14:45 mark of the first half, UNK held the Lions scoreless for the next 11:23. When UCCS found the nets again, they trailed by a 36-13 score.
The Lopers, who shot 57 percent from the floor, saw its lead grow to 41 points, 74-33, by the 9:42 mark of the second half. UCCS dominated the final nine minutes, out scoring UNK by 23 points, 43-20.
Freshman Avery Stephenson led the way with a season-high 16 points. He was 5-of-9 from the field and added seven rebounds and two steals.
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