Denver 53, New Orleans 45
Chase Hallam scored 19 points, and Nate Rohnert had 17 points
and 13 rebounds to lead Denver to a 53-45 victory over New Orleans
on Saturday night.
The Pioneers (16-11, 9-7 Sun Belt Conference) shot just 31.8
percent (7-for-22) in the first half but that was enough to gain a
20-10 halftime lead. The Privateers (8-19, 3-13) made just 2 of 17
shots (11.8 percent) in the half and didn’t get their second field
goal until 4:24 remained.
Both teams shot better in the second half and New Orleans was
able to cut its deficit to one point three times, the last at 41-40
with 2:29 to play.
Denver held New Orleans off at the free throw line, with Rohnert
going 6-for-6 over the final 2:01 and Hallam making two free throws
and a jumper.
Carl Blair scored 17 points for New Orleans, making 6 of 8
shots. The rest of the Privateers finished 7-for-33 (21.2