PIKEVILLE, Kent- The Men's Basketball team traveled eight hours down to Kentucky to take on #16 University of Pikeville of the NAIA I. Early in the game the Crusaders were in a back and forth affair with the Bears, but the Bears made the Crusaders pay on the offensive glass. The Bears grabbed five free throw rebounds in the first half and scored on each of those. The Crusaders were led Isiah Reed 23 points. Reed scored 21 of those in the first half. In the second half Pikeville continue to dominate the Crusaders inside and pulled away from the road team even further. Pikeville's bench outscored the Crusaders bench 39-8. The Bears would ultimately cruise to a 109-62 victory.
Inside the Box Score:
- The Crusaders were outrebounded 62-37
- GLCC had their worst free throw shooting and three point shooting performance of the season with 1/10 from FT line and 5/32 from three including 0/16 in the second half.
- Crusaders also had their fewest amount of assists in a game this season with 6.
- 109 points is the most the Crusaders have given up in a single game this season.
What Coach Says:
"Tonight was a tough game on the road, we need to be tougher. Pikeville is a really good team and extremely well coached. We lost this game in the first half because we did not dominate the details. We can't give up free throw rebounds and get dominated in the paint like we did and expect to win the game. We also shot it as bad as we have all season. We need to be better, and I expect this group to respond tomorrow against Washington Adventist."
Crusaders will finish their first semester of games tomorrow against Washington Adventist. Tip off is schedule for 2:00pm.