PUEBLO - Kirk Archibeque owned the paint - left-handed or right-handed, spin move or hook shot, layup or dunk.
Nine in the first half, 27 in the second.
Even a 6-foot-11 counterpart couldn't slow the Skyhawks' big man.
Archibeque led Fort Lewis College from a two-point halftime deficit to a 13-point victory in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout semifinals late Friday night at the Colorado State Fair Events Center in Pueblo.
Fort Lewis, the No. 3 seed at the Shootout, defeated No. 7 Colorado Christian 92-79 to advance to tonight's championship game.
The white and gold, similar to the top-seeded FLC women, ran into the hot hand early.
CSU-Pueblo shot 57 percent in the first half against the FLC women en route to an 11-point halftime lead.
Colorado Christian shot 52 percent in the first against the FLC men en route to a two-point halftime lead.
Archibeque dominated the final 20 minutes.
He scored 10 of the Skyhawks' first 12 second-half points and helped Fort Lewis to a 51-47 lead.
He took a brief break from the scoring column while DeAndre Lansdowne and Jordan Brooks traded field goals on four possessions.
Lansdowne, who had 21 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals, scored baseline on an assist from Ryan Jameson.
Justin Neuhaus, the Cougars' 6-11 center, scored in the paint to make it a 53-49 game.
Brooks, who had 15 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals, scored on his own offensive rebound.
Jobi Wall hit a pair of free throws to make it a 55-51 game.
Lansdowne took a pass at the elbow and accelerated into the lane for a left-handed layup at the rim.
Tyler House and Brendan Puckett hit back-to-back 3-pointers to make it a 57-57 game.
Brooks answered with a pull-up 3.
Archibeque went back to work.
He scored nine of the Skyhawks' next 11 points - two in the paint, three the old-fashioned way, two at the free-throw line and two more in the paint.
Lansdowne scored an offensive rebound.
Lansdowne laid up a tough give-and-go with Brooks.
Brooks, in the back court, poked the ball away from Jordan Long to Lansdowne, and Lansdowne threw it right back to Brooks - two dribbles, drop step, two-handed dunk.
Fort Lewis, with 38 points to start the half from Archibeque, Brooks and Lansdowne, secured an insurmountable 77-61 lead with less than 6 minutes to play in regulation.
Colorado Christian tried, with 3s from Long (two), House and Puckett, but Archibeque added eight more points down the stretch - two on a drop-step dunk with 4:15 to play, two from the line, two more on a dunk and two from a layup on a behind-the-back pass from Lansdowne.
Archibeque, a former high school basketball state champion at Montezuma-Cortez High School, scored a game-high 36 points. He was 14-for-20 from the floor and 8-for-14 from the free throw line. He added nine rebounds.
Long, indefensible on the perimeter, led all five Christian starters in double figures with 22 points.