Rangers Go on 16-3 to Start the Second Half but Can't Overcome First Half in 66-59 Loss to Nebraska-Kearney
Kearney, Neb.: The Regis Ranger men's basketball team made a surge early in the second half but Nebraska-Kearney was able to stave off the Rangers 66-59 in RMAC action.
Regis (7-14, 2-11 RMAC) trailed 35-23 but in a seven-minute span Regis went on a 16-3 run to cut the lead to 40-39 with 11:54 remaining. Unfortunately the Ranger could only cut the lead to one point three different times with the last one, 47-46, with 6:48 remaining. Nebraska-Kearney (10-11, 5-8 RMAC) then scored 11 straight points to lead 58-46 with 2:55 remaining.
Regis would not go quietly into the night as they cut the lead to 59-55 with just 55 seconds remaining after a three-point basket by senior guard Matt Rosinski. Nebraska-Kearney was able to ice the game by hitting 7-of-8 from the free throw line in the last minute to win 66-59.
Rosinski led Regis with 21 points including 4-for-8 from three-point range. Junior Curtis Mitchell and sophomore Chris Johansen each chipped in with 10 points. Senior Bill Brandenburg had a solid afternoon grabbing a season-high 10 rebounds and throwing in nine points.
Regis will return to action next weekend as they travel to Golden, Colo. to take on Colorado Mines on Friday night at 8:00 p.m.
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