Big second half propels ThunderWolves
CHADRON Â– Five CSU-Pueblo players scored in double figures and the ThunderWolves outscored Chadron State 51-20 during the second half en route to their 87-47 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory.
Chadron State will host the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs tonight (Saturday). Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.
The Eagles, now 1-15 overall and 1-11 in the RMAC, traded punches with Pueblo (7-11, 6-6 RMAC) in the first half but the ThunderWolves came out firing in the second half when they connected on over 54 percent of their shots and seven 3-pointers.
Chadron State, which shot 32 percent from the field in the first half, had a hard time getting its offense going after intermission. The Eagles made just five of 22 from the field and missed all 11 of their 3-point attempts after halftime.
Arden Dennis led Pueblo with 16 points and Wendell Lee added 15 more and seven boards. Matt Rosenbaum, a Sidney native, scored 12 points and had a team-high three assists, while Jed Knafelc and Ryan Arel each finished with 10.
Zac Bargen was the only CSC player to finish in double digits, scoring 11 and adding a team-high six rebounds. He did much of his scoring from the line, hitting all eight of his attempts.
Also for Chadron State, Grant Stone and Chris Taylor each scored eight points.
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