Neuhaus' 31 points proves too much for Mountain Lions

By Doug Fitzgerald published February 20, 2009

LAKEWOOD â€" Justin Neuhaus had 31 points to lead the Colorado Christian Cougars to an 82-75 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Friday evening at Cougar Fieldhouse.

Jordan McClung led the Mountain Lions (9-15, 9-7 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) with 16 points, while Ben Feilmeier, Chris Fernandez and Frank McCollum each added 11. Feilmeier had five assists and Tommy Klausner grabbed as game-high nine rebounds to go along with his eight points and two blocked shots.

The 6-foot-11 Neuhaus was a handful all game, going 11-for-14 from the field. He also got two of the Mountain Lionsâ€TM post players â€" Cole Smith and Klausner â€" fouled out and drew four more on the third UCCS post, Steven Clements.

Brendan Puckett added 21 points for Colorado Christian (14-11, 9-8 RMAC), while Jordan Long had eight assists.

UCCS trailed 27-18 with 7:16 left in the first half but went on a 13-4 run capped by a McCollum 3-pointer to tie the game at 31 at the 2:52 mark. The teams went into the intermission tied at 38.

The Mountain Lions built a 63-56 lead with 8:19 remaining, but the Cougars were sent to the foul line on four of the next six possessions, helping them to tie it at 65. A Puckett 3-pointer and three more free throws gave Colorado Christian a 74-68 lead with two minutes remaining and the Cougars made 6-of-7 free throws down the stretch to hold onto the win.

Colorado Christian outshot UCCS 50.9 percent to 38.5 percent.


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Frank McCollumFrank McCollum42G
Frank McCollumFrank McCollum42GSr.
Steven ClementsSteven Clements54C/FJr.
Steven ClementsSteven Clements54C/FSr.
Tommy KlausnerTommy Klausner44C/FFr.
Tommy KlausnerTommy Klausner44C/FR-Fr.
Tommy KlausnerTommy Klausner44C/FFr.
Jordan McClungJordan McClung14GFr.
Jordan McClungJordan McClung14GSo.
Jordan McClungJordan McClung14GJr.
Jordan McClungJordan McClung14GFr.
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Cole SmithCole Smith32FJr.
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