Northwest Nazarene proves too much for UCCS

By Brooke Babcock published December 6, 2008

NAMPA, Idaho â€" A career-high 16 points by Chris Fernandez was not enough to lift the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs menâ€TMs basketball team past the Northwest Nazarene Crusaders as the Mountain Lions fell 87-73 in the final game of the Shilo Inn & Suites Classic Saturday evening at Johnson Sports Center.

Fernandez led UCCS in points. Ben Feilmeier added 11 points and had a team-high four assists. Frank McCollum, Nick Weaver, and Steven Clements each had a team-high five rebounds.

Tied at 6-6 early in the first half the Crusaders went on a 23-8 run to go ahead 29-14 midway through the half.

The Mountain Lions fought back to get within eight with two made free throws from McCollum, but ended the half behind 49-39.

The second half started with buckets being traded by each team until UCCS went on a 10-2 run to lead 65-64 with 8:12 remaining in the game.

Northwest Nazarene went on a 19-5 run to go ahead 84-70 with 1:28 remaining.

Kendall Gielow led the Crusaders with 20 points and five rebounds. Joel Ryman, Adam Shildmyer, Tyler Roberts, and Brian Barkdoll also scored in double figures with 15, 14, 13, and 12 points respectively. Roberts had a team-high eight assists.

Northwest Nazarene moved to 5-2 by shooting 69.6 percent from the floor and 57.9 percent from long range. With the loss the Mountain Lions fell to 0-7.

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