A couple of late scores, aided by a Cowboy turnover, enabled host Colorado School of Mines to avert an upset, holding on for a 61-58 win over New Mexico Highlands Wednesday night in Golden, Colo.
Highlands, which lost its third in a row, slid to 6-11, 4-8 RMAC. Mines is 15-3, 10-2.
Marlon Johnson chalked up another double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds, both team highs. Ron Lawton had 10 points, and Ramone Atkins and Kieran Woods added nine apiece.