Isaac records double-double but Mountain Lions fall to Westminster

By Doug Fitzgerald published November 26, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY - Jeff Isaac recorded the Mountain Lions' first double-double of the season but his efforts weren't enough to prevent the University of Colorado Colorado Springs from suffering a 70-45 blowout loss at the hands of the Westminster Griffins Saturday evening at Behnken Field House.
The loss mercifully ended the Mountain Lions' nonconference schedule with a 1-5 record. Fortunately for UCCS fans, slow starts haven't been a harbinger of a bad season during Russ Caton's tenure as coach. In 2008-09, the Mountain Lions started 0-7 and in 2009-10 they started 0-5 and in each of those seasons they performed well enough in conference play to qualify for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs.
 
Isaac had 10 points and 10 rebounds Saturday to lead UCCS. Jake Darby scored nine points, while Alan Paul and George Pollard added seven each.
 
Ben Walker led Westminster (9-2) with 14 points. The Griffins outshot UCCS 56.4 percent to 33.3 percent.
 
A close first half saw four lead changes and three tie scores before a late rally gave the Griffins a 30-24 lead at the intermission. Westminster took control of the game in the opening minutes of the second half, scoring the first eight points. UCCS never got closer than 13 after that.
 
The Mountain Lions will open their RMAC schedule with road games against Fort Lewis and Adams State next weekend.
 

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