White Moves Into Third in UCCS Free Throw Records
ALAMOSA, Colo. - Derrick White moved into third in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs record books for free throws made in a season as the Mountain Lions (4-17 / 4-13 RMAC) fell 78-64 to nationally-recognized Adams State (15-5 / 13-4 RMAC) tonight in Plachy Hall.
White went six-of-eight at the free throw line to increase his season total to 128 free throws. He passed Jim Williams, who made 125 free throws in the 1987-88 season. White now needs five free throws to tie for second in season records with Patrick Hannaway's total from the 2006-07 season.
UCCS and Adams State, who was receiving votes in the latest NABCA Division II national poll, never took more than a four-point advantage throughout the entire first half. The Mountain Lions gained as much as a three-point lead against the Grizzlies with 4:28 remaining in the half, but trailed by four points at halftime, 39-35.
Neither team led by more than four points through the first five minutes of the second half. The Grizzlies built as much as a seven-point lead with 10:47 left in the game before UCCS cut it down to a three-point game, 54-51, with 9:08 remaining on a three-pointer from Alex Koehler and free throw from Alex Welsh. Adams State scored the next seven points for a 61-51 lead, and maintained its lead en route to the 78-64 decision tonight.
White led UCCS with 19 points and three assists in addition to five rebounds. Darius Pardner scored 10 points for his seventh straight game with double-digit points and Alex Welsh finished with 11 rebounds and a team-high seven rebounds.
Up Next: The Mountain Lions travel to Durango, Colo., for a 7:30 p.m. meet with No. 22 Fort Lewis in Whalen Gymnasium. The Skyhawks (15-4 / 12-4 RMAC) are leading Colorado State-Pueblo 70-67 with three minutes left in that game.
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