|Posted December 3, 2011|
ThunderWolves continue to be vexed by Fort Lewis
Pack suffers fifth straight road loss to Skyhawks.
DURANGO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Dec. 3, 2011) - CSU-Pueblo suffered its fifth straight road loss to Fort Lewis Saturday, unable to climb back from an early deficit in a 71-61 loss.
CSU-Pueblo shot itself in the foot early on, starting the game on a 1-for-7 slump as Fort Lewis built a 12-2 lead to open the game. The Pack was able to close the lead to 14-8, but the Skyhawks would quickly go up by 11 and held the ThunderWolves at bay throughout the remainder of the game.
The Pack would end the half on an 11-2 run, all 11 points scored by Kendall Babler (Sr., Rifle, Colo.) and Alex Evans (So., Louisville, Colo.) to cut an 18-point Skyhawk lead to 41-32 at halftime. The ThunderWolves would extend it even further by scoring the first three points of the second half to cut the lead to 41-35. But Fort Lewis would bury the Pack by responding with a 17-2 run, going up 58-37 and dooming any other chance of a comeback.
Babler led the ThunderWolves in scoring with 12 points and three assists, followed by an 11-point effort by Erica Hicks (Jr., Lakewood, Colo.). Evans added eight points, six steals and five assists.
The ThunderWolves, now 4-2 and 1-1 in RMAC play, will continue on the road with showdowns at Colorado Christian and Colorado School of Mines.