Sunday, January 24, 2016

Stillman Tigers too quick for Spring Hill Badgers, 83-78

MOBILE, Alabama – The Spring Hill College (SHC) men's basketball team lost an 83-78 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) West Division contest on Saturday evening versus the Stillman College Tigers at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center.

The West Division leading Tigers (12-5, 8-1 SIAC West) fought out to a 41-37 lead at halftime and built a 12-point 58-46 advantage with 12:30 left in the second half. The Badgers rallied to cut the lead to just two points on three occasions only to see Stillman respond each time with either successful free throws or layups on the other end to keep the Badgers from wresting away the lead.

Freshman guard Sawyer Glick dropped in two 3-point buckets in the final five seconds, but it would prove to be too late as Stillman converted 5-of-7 free throws over the last 22 seconds to secure the victory.

Glick paced SHC with 17 points and eight rebounds while sophomore forward Walter Massey pitched in 16 points, senior guard Wesley Pietri added 14 points off the bench and freshman forward Chase Shellman contributed 12 points. Spring Hill shot 46.8% (29-62) from the floor and was 33.3% (6-18) in 3-point attempts. The Badgers won the rebounding war by a 39-35 margin, but lost 15 turnovers to nine Stillman steals.


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