UCCS thumped by Orediggers, drop third straight game

By Doug Fitzgerald published February 21, 2009

GOLDEN, Colo. â€" Cole Smith led the Mountain Lions with 18 points and eight rebounds but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs still suffered its third straight loss, 93-65 to the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Saturday evening at Lockridge Arena.

Dale Minschwaner led Mines (13-12, 8-9 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) with 26 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots. Drew Hoffman added 22 points and four assists.

Ben Feilmeier added 11 points and six assists for UCCS (9-16, 9-8 RMAC), while Scott Soblousky had 10.

The Orediggers never trailed, shooting 57.6 percent in the first half and building a 52-34 lead at the intermission.

The Mountain Lions, playing their second game in as many nights and facing a fresh Mines team, never found the mark. UCCS shot just 36.5 percent from the field.

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