Trailing by just three with 24 seconds left, the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team couldn’t muster any more offense in an 81-75 defeat Saturday at Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction, Colo.
Dominick Baca’s three-pointer had reduced the deficit to 78-75, but Landon Vermeer hit two free throws for the host Mavericks on the next possession. And after a miss by Roland Fitch, Mike Melillo added an insurance free throw for the final margin.
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