LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Chadron State men’s basketball team shot over 55 percent from the field in their 69-64 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory over Colorado Christian Saturday in Lakewood, Colo.
Chadron State’s Chris Curtis scored a game-high 20 points, including three 3-pointers, and Moala Tautuaa added 11 points and eight rebounds to help the Eagles improve to 6-13 overall and 6-9 in the RMAC.
The Eagles led for a majority of the game thanks in part to their strong shooting and inside play. They connected on 25 of 45 shots from the field and outscored CCU 38-18 in the point, but the Cougars were able to stay in it by making 27 of 35 shots from the foul line.
Colorado Christian, now 3-16 overall and 2-13 in the RMAC, got within 66-64 after Kyle Weaver, who led the Cougars with 17 points, hit a 3-pointer with a minute and a half to play. The Cougars had a chance to tie or take the lead on their next possession but Moala Tautuaa caromed the rebound following a missed shot.
Curtis then hit two free throws with 27 seconds left and Kevin McClelland, who scored seven points, hit another one with seven seconds to play to ice the game.
While Curtis and Tautuaa were the only Eagles to finish in double figures, several others had nice games. Kendrick Holliman scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds, Josh Hatcher scored eight points and Christian McGhee added seven points, four assists and two steals.
CSC 29 40 – 69
CCU 25 39 – 64
—CSC Sports Information
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