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'Cats drop road contest to Grizzlies

'Cats drop road contest to Grizzlies

The Wildcats traveled to southern Colorado on Saturday for an evening contest at Adams State University.

The host Grizzlies began the game on a 12-4 run over the first four minutes of play. Adams State continued to push the tempo of the contest as they built up a 21-8 lead after seven minutes. The 'Cats started to make up some ground, cutting into the ASU lead but Adams regrouped and their lead up to a 24 point advantage with 7:07 left in the half. The 'Cats continued to chip away but Adams State held on to take a 56-32 lead into the break.

In the second half, the Grizzlies maintained their offensive output as they kept a nearly 30 point lead for much of the opening minutes. The Wildcat had a stronger second period as they outscored the Grizzlies 44-42 but their first half deficits were too much to overcome as Adams State took the 98-76 victory.

Andrew Romero III (Northglenn, Colo.) led all players with 31 points and was a perfect 15 for 15 from the free throw line. Jontrell Herman (Duck Hill, Miss.) had 17 points and a team high eight rebounds in the loss.

Johnson & Wales will travel to Salt Lake City next weekend for a pair of games at Westminster College.