Colorado Christian avenges only home loss by beating UCCS

By Doug Fizgerald published February 8, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS -- They say it's dangerous to poke the Tiger. Obviously, poking a Cougar isn't exactly safe either.

Colorado Christian avenged its only home loss of the season by manhandling the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 85-64 Friday evening at the Lions' Den.

The Cougars suffered their only home loss of the season at the hands of the Mountain Lions on Jan. 26. To add to the insult, that game was UCCS' only win in the past 10 games.

It's little wonder, then, that Colorado Christian came out angry Friday and stayed that way. They scored the game's first six points and led 19-7 at the 10:36 mark.

Two 3-pointers by Jordan McClung helped UCCS cut the deficit to 23-17, but Brian Stamer, Rory Morgan and Brendan Puckett each had six points as the Cougars outscored the Mountain Lions 23-4 over the 6:22 of the half.

Morgan finished with 19 points for Colorado Christian (14-8, 11-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) and Stamer had 18. Each player had 15 in the first half alone.

McClung had a career-high 17 points for UCCS (7-15, 3-11 RMAC), while Abram Ziemer added 10. Kyle Perkins had a game-high 10 rebounds.

Perkins and Fuller, the Mountain Lions' two leading scorers, managed just six each on Friday.

Freshman forward Rob Howe logged career highs in minutes played (nine), points (six) and rebounds (four) before fouling out.


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Abram ZiemerAbram Ziemer10GFr.
Jordan McClungJordan McClung14GFr.
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Kyle PerkinsKyle Perkins21FFr.
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