Grizzlies snap slide with second-half comeback at WT
ASC splits season-series with Buffs
CANYON, Texas— Down by 18 points at halftime, the Adams State College Grizzlies used an 18-4 run over the first seven minutes and 31 seconds of the second half as the Grizzlies snapped an 8-game slide with a 61-59 come-from-behind road win over the West Texas A&M University Buffs, Wednesday night here in the First United Bank Center.
The win allowed the Grizzlies to split the non-conference season series with the Buffs, who had won four straight and 8 of their last 10 games. WTAMU, now 10-4 overall, had also posted a 74-66 win over the Grizzlies in their season-opener in November, coincidentally in come-from-behind fashion.
The Grizzlies, now 3-9 overall, committed just four turnovers in the second half and forced 14 while holding WTAMU to a 35.0 percent (7-20) shooting effort in the second half.
Meanwhile, the Grizzlies shot 52.2 percent from the field in the second half as sophomore Nate Ingbretson (Castle Rock, Colo.) scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half.
He hit two 3-pointers in the period, one in the big first half run and another in a equally as important 10-0 Grizzly run that reversed a 54-47 deficit into a 57-54 lead.
Meanwhile, sophomore forward Seth Heinbaugh (Prescott, Ariz.) scored a game-high 16 points on a solid 6-for-8 shooting effort. Junior Adrian Davis, playing just up Interstate-27 from his hometown of Lubbock, also played well as he scored 12 points while nabbing a game-high five steals.
Fabrice Tafo led the Buffs with 13 points. He was 4-for-4 from the field.
The Grizzlies have now completed the non-conference portion of the season and return to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play on Saturday at 8 p.m. when they host the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Mountain Lions, coached by Alamosa native and former ASC player and assistant coach Russ Caton.