GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The CMU Mavericks posted their first win of the season and first win under new head coach Andy Shantz with a 69-64 victory over Montana-Western in the Holiday Inn-Airport Thanksgiving Classic.
The game marked the Mavs home opener. After losing the leading to a big run by the Bulldogs midway through the first half, they stayed with it and trailed 30-29 heading into halftime.
Jerry Duckworth led the team with 15 points, all coming from behind the arc. Mike Melillo followed with a double-double on the night.
The Mavs play conference opponent CSU-Pueblo in a non-conference game Sunday night.