STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
The Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team drained 13 3-pointers and shot over 50 percent from the field Saturday night in a dominating 86-47 win over Western New Mexico.
The Fort Lewis men hit 13 of 27 shots from beyond the arc to run their record to 11-1 overall, 8-1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
The No. 25-ranked Skyhawks beat New Mexico Highlands on Friday night in interim head coach Bob Pietrack’s first game.
“I was really happy with the way we guarded,” Pietrack said of the pesky defense that limited Western New Mexico to 47 total points, 25 in the first half.
“I was proud of the rebounding of (Torrey) Udall and (Alex) Herrera. It was another really good performance by Alex,” Pietrack said after Herrera posted a double-double with 14 points and and 13 rebounds.
“(Nick) Tomsick is a home-run hitter, and he was hitting (Saturday night),” Pietrack said.
Tomsick led the Skyhawks with 23 points, including five 3-pointers in six attempts.
Eleven different Skyhawks scored; 12 different Skyhawks played.
Udall added nine points and nine rebounds for the Fort Lewis men.
Matthias Weisel added eight points. Wes McKenzie and Jared Smith scored seven each.
“I was disappointed with theturnovers. But overall, it’s hard to be uspet,” Pietrack said after his second win as the head coach of the Skyhawks.
Merle Branch, Nate Murdock and Andy Sohlick each scored eight points for Western New Mexico (4-10 overall, 3-7 in the RMAC.
Fort Lewis men (10-1 overall, 7-1 RMAC) will travel to Denver next Friday for a key conference game against Regis.