Cowboys, turnovers too much for Grizzlies
Fox tallies 25 to lead ASC
LARAMIE, Wyo.— Forcing 30 turnovers, the NCAA Division I University of Wyoming Cowboys had two players score 20 or more points and had five in double figures as they claimed a decisive 123-71 win over the visiting Adams State College Grizzlies, Saturday afternoon here in the Arena Auditorium.
The win was the Cowboys’ 300th all-time here in the “Dome of Doom” and allowed them to get to 7-7 with their first win in three games.
The Division II Grizzlies, led by 25 points from true freshman Nick Fox (Colorado Springs, Colo.) dropped to 3-8 with their fifth straight loss.
The 123 points were the most of any Cowboy squad in the history of the program breaking the former mark of 121 set way back on Dec. 2, 1967 against Mississippi Valley State.
The Grizzlies remained close for most of the first half and were down by just three before a 19-5 spurt over the final five minutes of the first half allowed the Cowboys to build a 53-36 lead at the break.
They continued the pressure in the second half canning six treys while scoring 70 second half points.
Sophomore A.J. Davis led the Cowboys with 26 points as he hit 8 of 11 shots from the field and 8 of 10 from the free throw line in the foul-plagued contest that saw 64 total fouls and 99 free throw attempts.
Afam Muojeke, the Cowboys’ leading scorer coming in at 17.3 points per game coming in, also had a good effort with 21 points while Djibril Thiam and Ryan Dermody, who made four 3-pointers, added 19 points each.
Desmar Jackson was also in double-figures for the Cowboys with 12 points.
Wyoming, which used full-court pressure quite affectively throughout the afternoon came up with 20 steals and converted the Grizzlies’ season-high 30 turnovers into 47 points.
The Grizzlies next play Monday night at NAIA Northern New Mexico in Espanola.
Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. and can be heard live on KSPK-FM (104.1 in Alamosa) and via the internet at www.kspk.com.
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