Caton notches first win

By Brianna Workman published November 17, 2006

Greeley- The Russ Caton Era began with a bear market.

A Northern Colorado Bear, that is.

Behind 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists by Patrick Hannaway the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs defeated Division I Northern Colorado 96-91 Friday night at Butler-Hancock Arena.

The Mountain Lions highlighted Caton's first game as their coach by shooting 64.2 percent from the field including 10-for-15 from 3-point range.

It was UCCS' first win in a season opener since the 2001-02 season.

Nic Fuller added 18 points for the Mountain Lions, including making four of his five 3-point attempts. Bryan Snyder added 16 points on 5-of-5 shooting and Joe Scott had 12.

"It was so much fun just playing up here", said Fuller. "We've been working on defense all week and that's what coach stressed and it worked."

UCCS opened the game with a 6-0 lead and led the rest of the way.

Sean Taibi led Northern Colorado (0-3) with 19 points.

The Bears whittled a UCCS lead, which had been 14 at one point, to just three with 15.9 seconds left in the game. Hannaway drew a foul and his two free throws provided the final margin.

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