I know I’m a day late on this one, but I haven’t had time to post this weekend. Too many Christmas parties and such. This will be much shorter than a usual game review.
Field goal percentage defense was the story in this blowout 87-38 win by the Bisons. They held Ecclesia to 33% shooting from the field, forced 22 turnovers, and pulled down more offensive rebounds. That added up to a huge win.
Trent Morgan had another efficient 20-point scoring effort, requiring just 10 shot attempts to reach that total. Brian Howard was second on the team with 15 points and completed the double-double with 10 rebounds. Impressively, he shot 7-for-10 from the charity stripe. I’m just guessing that he was a lot bigger than anyone Ecclesia had on the floor. Kevin Brown was the team’s other double-digit scorer.
Steven Barnett was almost totally absent from the box score, even though he played 27 minutes. He scored two points on as many shots, had two rebounds, three fouls, two assists, and two turnovers.
A relatively small crowd of 1,024 was on hand for the Saturday night game. The low attendance continues to blow my mind, since the next best thing to do in Searcy is sleep, and no self-respecting college student does that at 7:30 on a Saturday night. It’s a shame that the current student body isn’t taking the same pride in their unique basketball program that they had as recently as 2-3 years ago.
Missouri S&T is up next on Tuesday night to finish off the home-and-home series. They beat the Bisons in overtime to start the season, and the Bisons have won all five games since.