UCCS fades in second half, loses to Adams State

By Doug Fitzgerald published February 16, 2006

COLORADO SPRINGS- Roman Moniak scored 20 points to lead the Adams State Grizzlies to a come-from-behind 68-59 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Thursday night at the Lions' Den.

Patrick Hannaway led the Mountain Lions (4-20, 3-13 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) with 17 points and six rebounds. Bly McGuire and P.J. Forrest added 10 points each as UCCS shot only 35.3 percent in the second half.

The Mountain Lions executed their offense well in the first half. A Patrick Hannaway steal and dunk with 51 seconds left gave UCCS a 39-32 lead going into the half.

Adams State turned up the defensive pressure in the second half. Wes Jensen, who finished with 12 points, his a 15-footer to give the Grizzlies their first lead of the half, 46-45. The lead was just two with 3:10 remaining, but the Grizzlies were able to get to the foul line on six of their final seven possessions, making 12 of the 13 free throws to ice the game.

The loss denied the Mountain Lions what could have been their first three-game winning streak since 2001.

 

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