After their "customary slow start," Fort Lewis College rallied for a "tough" 71-64 victory against Colorado School of Mines in Golden on Friday night.
Fort Lewis came from behind to lead 37-35 at halftime.
"We still have to play better," Skyhawks men's basketball coach Bob Hofman said. "Once again, we did what he had to, though. That's a good sign.
"This was a good win, a tough win. We executed well. We shot the ball well."
Fort Lewis shot 41 percent from the floor and 39 percent from 3-point range, compared to 45 and 50 percent, respectively, for Colorado Mines.
Ryan Jameson led four Skyhawks in double figures with 15 points, including three first-half 3s.
"He played well," Hofman said of the Durango High School alumnus. "And he had his best defensive game of the year, too."
Trent Bowman, another DHS alumnus, and Kirk Archibeque, a Montezuma-Cortez alumnus, scored 14 points each. Archibeque had a double-double with 11 rebounds, and he added four blocks.
DeAndre Lansdowne, who teamed with Jordan Brooks to D up Mines guard Kyle Pape, scored 11 points.
Brooks, the Skyhawks point guard and fifth starter, had five points, nine rebounds and three assists.
Dale Minschwaner scored 15 points to lead Mines, and Pape scored 13 points.
"We got off to our customary slow start," Hofman said. "Our bench built that lead.
"Kyle (Behrens) got off and played really well. The whole bench really played well - Taylor (Faust), Connor (Drumm)."
Behrens led the Skyhawks' reserves with eight points and four rebounds in 14 minutes.
Fort Lewis (14-3 overall, 5-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) will play Colorado Christian at 7 p.m. today.