UCCS snaps six game losing streak
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs snapped a six-game losing streak by beating Colorado Christian 81-74 Saturday night at Cougar Fieldhouse in Lakewood.
"It feels great; nothing better than a big road win especially against the No. 1 team," said UCCS guard Nic Fuller, "Everybody's just working hard and we had a couple passes go our way."
The Cougars, in the second half, went on a 9-0 run to dwindle the lead to two points with 11:13 remaining in the game. The Mountain Lions gained the momentum back with a 3-pointer by Jordan McClung.
"We stepped up our rebounding and we nailed the shots," said Fuller. "That's pretty much the difference."
The Mountain Lions outrebounded the Cougars 37-26 which also included 11 offensive rebounds.
The Mountain Lions had their largest lead of the game with 15 points late in the second half after two made free throws by Fuller with 2:53 remaining. The lead was cut to five with a Brian Stamer 3-pointer with 57 seconds left, but UCCS kept its composure and were sent to the line repeatedly.
Abram Ziemer's 3-pointer late in the first half sparked a 16-2 run to put the Mountain Lions up 36-24 with only 2:53 remaining till have time. UCCS went into half time up 38-29.
UCCS (7-12, 3-8 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) had four players in double figures, Fuller and Kyle Perkins led the team with 18 points each. The freshman duo of McClung and Ziemer also came up big. McClung added 15 points and Ziemer added 12 points and seven rebounds. Fuller also led the team in rebounds with eight.
The Cougars (11-7, 9-2 RMAC) were led by Stamer with 21 points and nine rebounds. Rory Morgan added 18 points and Peter Bailey had 12 points for CCU.
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