|Posted February 28, 2007|
KEARNEY, Neb. - Jake Trahern tallied a
career-high 29 points but its wasn't nough as the Nebraska-Kearney
Lopers beat the Colorado State University-Pueblo men's basketball
team 91-74 Wednesday night at the Health and Sports Center.
The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament opening round loss will bring in end to CSU-Pueblo's season. The Lopers will advance to the semifinals where they will play Adams State Saturday afternoon at the State Fair Events Center.
Trahern shot 14-for-20 from the floor as he collected his 29 points before fouling out. He also added six rebounds and three blocks.
Julien Franklin added 17 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Senior guard Major Willette had five points and a career-high eight assists in the final game of his career. Fellow senior Bret Cloepfil finished with 11 points, six rebounds and four assits.
Drake Beranek led the Lopers with 20 points and nine rebounds. Dusty Jura and Chad Burger each pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for UNK.
The ThunderWolves finish the season 13-15 overall.