Men's basketball: Dragons hold off CSU Pueblo's second half charge

MSU Moorhead won its opening game in the NSIC-RMAC Challenge on Friday in Pueblo, Colo.

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PUEBLO, Colo. — Colorado State-Pueblo rallied to within three points midway through the second half but Minnesota State Moorhead staved off the charge and defeated the ThunderWolves 70-63 on Friday in the Dragons' opening game of the NSIC-RMAC Challenge.

Pueblo closed to within three points at 48-45 with about 8-1/2 minutes to play but the Dragons outscored the Wolves 19-7 over a six-minute stretch to build the lead to 15 points with 2:17 left.

Five Dragons scored in double figures, led by Jacob Beeninga's 16 points. Lorenzo McGhee recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Jaden Stanley-Williams, Dane Zimmer and Gavin Baumgartner all scored 10 points.

The Dragons are 4-2 overall and play New Mexico Highlands at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 in their final game of the Challenge.

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