UCCS Drops One-Point Game at Regis
DENVER - Ben Feilmeier's driving layup missed with three seconds remaining, relegating the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 67-66 loss to the Regis Rangers Friday evening at Regis Fieldhouse.
It was the fourth straight loss for the Mountain Lions, who fell to 4-10, 2-8 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.
A close game that was tied seven times was knotted again with 2:20 remaining as UCCS' Luke Hristou spun around a screen and nailed a 3-pointer. It was the first time since the 14:09 mark that UCCS had not been trailing.
Thanks to strong rebounding on the offensive glass, Regis had three attempts to retake the lead before Brent Jones finally came away with the board for the Mountain Lions at the 1:25 mark. Damar Hill was fouled on the ensuing possession but made just one free throw to give UCCS the lead at 65-64.
Chris Johansen's 17-footer put Regis back up by one, and Hill tied the game by again making one of his two free throw attempts.
Regis guard Stevie Ledesma was forced to take a wild scoop shot, but an aggressive UCCS defense left the back side open. Patrick Wheatlake stepped in for the offensive rebound and the foul. Wheatlake made one free throw to make it 68-67.
UCCS had three shots at the win. Jones was sent sprawling on a layup with 13 seconds left and J.T. Isaac's tip attempt on the rebound also missed. Jones scrambled for the rebound, setting up Feilmeier's final try.
Alan Paul led the Mountain Lions with 17 points, while Feilmeier and Tanner Adams each had seven. Isaac had a team-best seven rebounds.
Jon Conley led Regis (5-9, 2-8 RMAC) with 18 points and Curtis Mitchell added 16. Johnasen led all rebounders with 10.
Paul had nine of his points during a 13-0 UCCS run in the first half that gave the Mountain Lions their biggest lead at 24-16. Regis managed a nine-point spurt of its own to close the half with a 35-34 lead. Regis led by no more than five at any point but was able to hold on for the win.
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