New Mexico Highlands Scores Big Win Over UCCS

By LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Thomas Manzano had 18 points to lead the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys to a 94-69 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Friday evening at the John A. Wilson Complex. published December 17, 2010

LAS VEGAS, N.M. - Thomas Manzano had 18 points to lead the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys to a 94-69 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Friday evening at the John A. Wilson Complex.

Mindaugas Markevicius added 15 points for Highlands, which improved to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. Mike Moody had a game-high eight rebounds to go along with his 12 points and Derek Freeman had four of the Cowboys' nine blocked shots.

Brent Jones led the Mountain Lions (3-6, 1-4 RMAC) with 14 points, while Ben Feilmeier had nine and Dalton Patten eight. J.T. Isaac grabbed a team-best six rebounds.

A 26-7 run over the final 10 minutes of the first half gave the Cowboys a 46-27 lead at the intermission. Manzano had nine points during that stretch, while Markevicius and Ryan Daniels each had five.

The Mountain Lions cut the gap to 13 twice in the early minutes of the second half and was hanging in at 59-43 with 13:22. With Manzano resting, Highlands ran off a 17-point run in just 3:20 with Ryan Daniels accounting for five.

UCCS never got closer than 21 afterward.
 

 

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