Kenton Means, Sports Information Director
PUEBLO, Colo. – Despite 21 points from Brock Schreiner and 15 from Kendall Scott, the Aggie men’s basketball team faded late in their season opener against Colorado State-Pueblo on Friday night, losing 92-69.
Cameron shot just 41 percent from the floor and was 5-12 from three-point range in the loss. They were also 18-25 from the foul line and turned the ball over 19 times, nine of which were on Thunderwolf steals. On defense, CU also recorded nine steals, but allowed their opponent to shoot 60 percent from the floor and a red-hot 58 percent from three.
CSU-Pueblo led by five early in the first half, but a 7-0 run capped by a Jordan Lewis three pointer at the 8:32 mark gave the Black and Gold a three-point advantage. After the pack tied the game up at 21, CU went on a 6-0 run to take a 27-21 advantage with just under six minutes left in the frame. CSU-Pueblo came back and led by five with 45 seconds left before Schreiner hit a pair of free throws to set the halftime score at 38-35.
Cameron went to the line 23 times in the first half, hitting their foul shots at a 70 percent clip. They also shot 35 percent from the floor while going 1-6 from three-point range. Schreiner led the way with 12 points in the first 20 minutes of play, while Scott chipped in eight points and four boards.
Schreiner kicked off the second half with a three-pointer that tied the game at 38. After leading by four at the 16:34 mark, the Aggies started to fade as CSU-Pueblo went on a 14-2 run to take a 57-49 lead. A late 11-0 run extended the Packs lead to 14 and they used that to build up their 23-point advantage by the end of the game.
The sophomore Schreiner was 6-15 from the floor, but made all eight of his free throw attempts on his way to the 21-point effort. Scott was 6-10 from the floor and led the Black and Gold with six rebounds. Additionally, Schreiner and senior Tyler Williams led the Aggies with two steals each.
Cameron will be back in action on Saturday night as they look for their first win of the season when they take on Colorado-Colorado Springs. CU’s second game of the weekend is slated for 8:30 p.m. (CT) in Colorado Springs.