Mountain Lions fall short against Div. I Cowboys in exhibition

By Matt Sandstead published November 4, 2006

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions arrived in Wyoming Saturday to face the Division I Cowboys for their final exhibition game of the season. Despite 29 points from senior forward Patrick Hannaway, the Mountain Lions came up short, 101-82.

The Mountain Lions were only trailing 48-41 at halftime as a result of their shooting. The Mountain Lions had a 3-point shooting percentage of 50.0 while holding the Division I Cowboys to 37.5 percent from beyond the arc.

Behind Hannaway was Nic Fuller with 16 points and five assists. Kyle Perkins, a freshman from Cortez, Colo., added 12.

"These last two games have showed us where we are as a team and how we have progressed," said senior center Bly McGuire, who was sidelined with an injury.

The Mountain Lions made many changed over the off-season including hiring a new coach. Under first-year head coach Russ Caton the Mountain Lions have shown improvement in many aspects of their game.

"Our decision making is so much better [than last year]," said McGuire. "We are also making that extra effort that wasn't there before."

The Mountain Lions return home for a two-week break before their first regular-season game against Division I Northern Colorado on Nov. 17 in Greely, Colo.


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