No. 3-ranked Mines tops UCCS
COLORADO SPRINGS - Five Orediggers were in double-figures as the No. 3-ranked Colorado School of Mines extended their win-streak to 12 games with an 88-52 victory of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Saturday night at the Gallogly Events Center.
The Colorado School of Mines shot exceptionally well in the first-half at 53.6 percent. As if that wasn't good enough, the Orediggers shot an even better 62.5 percent in the second-half.
UCCS was heavily out-rebounded as well by a count of 48-28.
On a night when a 36-point defeat can weigh heavily on any teams mind, a few key young players showed promise that might prove as building blocks going into the offseason.
Sophomore Jordan Carter had a team-high 14 points to go along with four rebounds while freshman Darius Pardner had 13 points, two assists and two steals.
Among others, freshmen Alex Koehler (6.9 ppg) and junior George Pollard (10.5 ppg) had a tough time against the Orediggers defense but both players showed outstanding promise as first year players for UCCS.
Kyle Clark (5.7 rpg) and Jake Darby (11 ppg) will also be back next season to provide senior leadership for UCCS.
Brian Muller (17), Dale Minschwaner (15), Trevor Ritchie (13), Luke Meisch (12) and Brett Green (12) were the Orediggers leading scorers tonight. Trevor Wages collected a game-high 15 rebounds.
Bright spots were far and in between but, despite an injured right-hand that was heavily wrapped, UCCS' lone senior Jeff Isaac checked into the game late in the second-half and registered his first basket in 16 games via the 18-foot jump shot UCCS fans have come to expect from Isaac.
UCCS wraps up their 2011-2012 season at 8-20 overall and 7-15 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Colorado School of Mines enters the RMAC end of season tournament with the number one-seed at 24-2 overall and 20-2 RMAC.
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