|Posted February 16, 2008|
Thunderwolves drop fourth straight game to Fort Lewis
DURANGO, Colo. - The Colorado State University-Pueblo
Thunderwolves lost their fourth straight game by a score of 94-60
to the red hot Fort Lewis Skyhawks.
The slumping Thunderwolves came into the contest on a three-game losing streak, facing a team that has just one loss in their last 17 decisions.
The Thunderwolves were able to keep the game close for most of the first half by staying hot shooting from the field and from the free throw line. But when the Pack cooled off in the shooting department, Fort Lewis stayed hot, gaining a lead during the process.
The Skyhawks were just too much to keep up with, having five players score in the double digits, led by Ryan Jameson who had 18 points in just 25 minutes of play. Following him in double-digit scoring was the strong shooting of Tim Crowell, Ryan Johnson, DeAndre Lansdowne, and Trent Bowman.
The Thunderwolves, trying to keep it close, was led by Jake Trahern who had a total of 12 points with eight rebounds. The Pack ended the game shooting 47.7 percent from the field as a team and 60 percent from the free throw line, an improvement over their previous game with Mesa State Friday.
"We didn't control the tempo of this game like we needed to," said head coach Patrick Eberhart. "I truly thought that there was a point in the game where we had them, then we turned it over in the press a couple of times and then it was a 10 point game."
The Skyhawks never looked back after making it a ten-point game by beating the Thunderwolves by a total of 34 points.
After the results of this road trip, the Thunderwolves will need to win out to possibly make the playoffs.
"With three games left in the year, and eight wins in the conference, if we could sweep the rest of the games, it might give us a mathematical chance to make it," said Eberhart.
The Thunderwolves look to pick up a win in their next game Tuesday against Johnson & Wales University out of Denver.