Colorado Mines rolls N.M. Highlands
Orser garners 100th-career RMAC victory as Orediggers cruise
LAS VEGAS, N.M. -- Junior Brett Green notched a game-high 22 points to lead No. 12 Colorado Mines to a 82-64 conference victory against New Mexico Highlands on Friday evening at the John A. Wilson Complex.
CSM (9-1, 5-1 RMAC) notched 42 points in the paint -- nearly half its total -- to secure head coach Pryor Orser's 100th career Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 1 Metro State 93, Colorado Mesa 78|
|No. 2 Southern Ind. 73, Harris-Stowe State 46|
|No. 4 Kentucky Wesleyan 79, Lindsey Wilson 61|
|Pittsburg State 97, No. 6 Missouri Southern 87|
|No. 8 Cal Poly Pomona 66, UC San Diego 52|
|No. 12 Colorado Mines 82, New Mexico Highlands 64|
|No. 13 Northern Kentucky 84, Shepard 57|
|No. 15 Bowie State 84, Goldey-Beacom 78|
|No. 19 Midwestern State 84, Oklahoma Wesleyan 47|
|Tampa 64, No. 25 Winston-Salem State 61|
The Orediggers took just a 37-34 lead into halftime, but a 20-5 run through the first 8:38 of the second half helped the visitors get to a comfortable 57-39 lead with 12: 22 to go.
Green recorded his 22 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the floor, including 3-of-6 from downtown, while going 7-of-7 from the foul line.
Trevor Wages added 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting to lead the Orediggers' points in the paint total while also posting a team-high three steals and tying for the team lead with six rebounds.
Chris Goutama posted 10 points of his own on 3-of-5 shooting from the field, including 4-of-4 from the free throw line.