|Posted January 16, 2010|
Pack comeback falls short in last seconds
CSU-Pueblo 64 , Metro State 66
CSU-Pueblo had a chance to pull off a win in the final possession Saturday vs. Metro State, but a late foul and a missed three in the final seconds put the Pack on the short end, falling 66-64 to the Roadrunners.
The Roadrunners held the lead for most of the game and never trailed but let the Thunderwolves stay in the game. Chris Busch (Sr., Oakland, Calif.) was fouled when he hit a three pointer with 40.5 seconds to tie the game at 64-64. With the game tied Busch then fouled Metro State player Brian Minor with seven seconds left. The following possession the Thunderwolves tried for a three-pointer but fell short, after a rebound the Pack had one last chance with one second but could not get it as Minor's two free throws proved to be the difference for the Roadrunners.
There were also some solid efforts by Kris Lawrie (Jr., Gardena, Calif.) who had a career high 11 points and Roman Van Allen (Sr., Los Angeles, Calif.) who tied his career high of 20 points wasn't enough to stop the Roadrunners. These efforts failed to help the Thunderwolves slow down the Roadrunners who are on the verge of being Nationally Ranked. This is the Thunderwolves 14th straight loss against Metro State dating back to Feb. 1998.
The loss puts the Pack at 9-5 with a 4-3 record in RMAC Play. The Thunderwolves will look to rebound from this loss at home next weekend against Western Division rivals, Western State and Mesa State.