December 8, 2007 * The #7 Hornets fell to #22 Nebraska-Omaha as the
Mavericks utilized runs of 10 or more in both frames to pull out a
105-91 victory. The Hornets largest lead came at the 6:15 mark of the
first half when they led by nine before UNO went on a 13-0 run to take a
50-42 lead into the break. The Hornets only shot .459 on the night while
the Mavericks managed to shot .579.
ESU kept the game close in the first half even though UNO won the
shooting battle .548 to .447. The Hornets only had three scorers in the
first half though Marvin Lee tied his career high of seven rebounds near
the end of the first period.
The Hornets worked back in the second half after trailing by as much as
21, using turnovers by the Mavericks to cut the lead to eight at one
point. Dustin Andrews led the squad with three steals as the Hornets
forced 19 turnovers.
DeAndre Townsend finished with a career high 39 points going 6 for 11
from the 3-point stripe. Andrew Davison and Jordan Fithian each scored
13 points. Matt Boswell was the final Hornet to score in double figures
coming through with 10 points in the second half. Marvin Lee grabbed a
career high 12 rebounds to lead the Hornets.
ESU will take seven days off during finals week before traveling to San
Antonio, Texas for the St. Mary*s River City Classic. They will be in
action again against Angelo State on Dec. 17 at 3:00 p.m.