Ranger Offense Dominates in 78-58 Win over Colorado Christian
Denver, Colo.: (By Dylan Docker) The weekend blizzard delayed the match-up between the Regis men and Colorado Christian by 48 hours, but it was well worth the wait for the home team and their faithful crowd. The Rangers (5-16, 2-15 RMAC) took care of business Monday night at the Regis Fieldhouse, beating the Cougars (3-18, 2-15 RMAC) 78-58.
The offensive burst gave the home team a commanding 34-17 lead. Regis maintained a high-tempo attack for the remainder of the half to build a 42-24 lead after the first 20 minutes.
Colorado Christian emerged from the locker room determined to make a statement. The Cougars combined for five three-pointers during a 21-8 run to trim the Rangers lead to five points.
However, the Rangers offense and a raucous student section refused to let the visitors get any closer. Regis scored the next 11 points to bury the Cougars for good. Junior guard Dionte Goodlett paced the home team with nine second half points en route to the 78-58 victory.
With the win the Rangers snapped their nine-game losing streak. Regis went 27-52 (51.9%) from the field, while Colorado Christian only managed to shoot 17-50 (34.0%). The Rangers also took advantage of miscues by their opponent, scoring 25 points off 14 turnovers by the Cougars.
Four Regis shooters scored in double-digits Monday night. Korell led the way off the bench with 18 points, while senior forward Chris Johansen picked up 12.
Goodlett and junior forward Demitrius Owens played well on both sides of the ball. Goodlett scored 15 points and gathered eight total rebounds. Owens just missed another double-double leading the Rangers with nine total rebounds and connected for 13 points.
The University of Nebraska-Kearney comes to town Friday, February 10 to take on the Rangers at the Regis Fieldhouse. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.