|Posted February 2, 2010|
Pack lose important Game to Highlands
NM Highlands 88, CSU-Pueblo 75
An important week for the Thunderwolves started the wrong way for the Pack as they lost to the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys 88-75 Tuesday night.
The Thunderwolves built an eight point lead early in the game but let Highlands back into the game with a 12-2 run. The first half was back and forth between the Pack and the Cowboys exchanging leads. Highlands led by five at the half, 36-31.
The visiting Cowboys then opened the second half with an 8-2 run and continued to build onto their lead. The Cowboys led by extended their lead to 14 points and never gave it up as they continued to put pressure on the Thunderwolves. Kris Lawrie (Jr., Gardena, Calif.) had a great game with a career-high 16 points. Another good game came from Matt Fochtman (Jr., Millbrae, Calif.) with a career-tying 10 points. Despite the career-high from Lawrie, it wasn't enough for the Pack as Highlands ran away with the win and more importantly a tie-breaker over the Pack for the third place in RMAC West.
CSU-Pueblo falls to 12-8 and 6-6 in the RMAC. The Thunderwolves are now in a must-win situation Thursday night when they host Western New Mexico at 8 p.m