Grizzlies fall to Skyhawks
ASC shoots season-best 50.0 percent from the field as five finish in double figures
DURANGO, Colo.— The Adams State College Grizzlies had five players in double figures and shot a season-best 50.0 percent from the field but committed 21 turnovers while falling behind early as the Fort Lewis College Skyhawks posted a 100-77 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference win, Tuesday night here in their Whalen Gymnasium.
The Skyhawks, who led 17-6 just 5:17 in, were up 63-35 at halftime as DeAndre Lansdowne led all scorers with 21 points on a 7-for-8 shooting night. He had 17 points at halftime.
David Kanyinda also chipped in 20 points, including 15 in the first half, for the Skyhawks who have now won five straight games overall and seven straight in RMAC play, while improving to 13-3 overall and to 7-1 in conference play. The Grizzlies, led by 16 points from true freshman Nick Fox (Colorado Springs, Colo.), fell to 4-12 overall and to 1-7 in league play.
The Skyhawks committed just 11 turnovers throughout the night and came up with 15 steals. They also shot the ball well hitting 24 of 36 shots (66.7 percent) from the field in the first half opening as much as a 29-point lead late in the first half before extending that cushion to 41 with 7:16 to go.
The Grizzlies then outscored the Skyhawks, who played 13 total players, by a 25-7 margin the rest of the way to close the final deficit.
The Grizzlies shot 50.0 percent from the field in each half. They were also a respectable 25-for-34 (73.5 percent) from the free throw line but could not stop the Skyhawks’ outside game that racked up nine treys, four of which came from Matthias Weissl, who scored 13 points off the bench. Kanyinda also knocked down three 3-pointers while Kyle Behrens led the inside attack with 16 points on an 8-for-10 shooting effort. He also had a game-best seven rebounds.
Joining Fox in double figures for Adams State were senior forward Eric Miller (Aurora, Colo.), who recorded a season-high 12 points, and Robby Hanzlik (Denver, Colo.), Seth Heinbaugh (Prescott Valley, Ariz.) and Xavier Lewis (San Jose, Calif.), who each tallied 10. Heinbaugh, Miller and Kek Biel (Windsor, Ontario, Canada), who fell just one point shy of double-figures, had four rebounds each to lead the Grizzlies.
Next up for the Grizzlies, will be a Saturday night encounter with Western New Mexico (6-8, 5-2 RMAC) in Silver City, N.M. Tip-off between the Grizzlies and Mustangs is set for 8 p.m. and can be heard live on KSPK-FM (104.1 in Alamosa) and via the internet at www.kspk.com.