|Posted November 27, 2010|
Second-half collapse dooms ThunderWolves
23-4 run by Drury sinks Pack.
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Nov. 27, 2010) - CSU-Pueblo was held to just 21 second half points and victimized by a 23-4 run as the Pack squandered a 10-point lead to lose 68-56 to Drury Saturday at the Chuck Stephens Classic.
Even more painful - CSU-Pueblo held a 35-28 lead and led by as much as 12 points in the second half before Drury used a speedy, fast break offense to overwhelm the ThunderWolves.
CSU-Pueblo was able to register 11 points off of turnovers in the first half, using a strong first-half transition offense of its own, but could only get four more points off turnovers in the second half. Drury meanwhile seemed to score every point off of a turnover or rebound and turn it into fast break points, especially on its 23-4 run.
Individually, CSU-Pueblo got a six-assist effort from Kendall Babler (Jr., Rifle, Colo.) who earned all-tournament honors. The Pack was led in scoring Saturday by Rachel Espinoza (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.), who had 15 points.
The road gets no easier for CSU-Pueblo, which opens conference play next weekend with arguably the RMAC's two toughest teams, eighth-ranked Fort Lewis and Adams State, which defeated Drury at the Chuck Stephens Classic this weekend.