San Antonio, Texas
December 17, 2007 * The #18 Hornets lost their third game in a row as
they only shot .342 percent from the field in a 78-73 loss to Angelo
State. The Hornets outrebounded the Rams 53-41 even with a smaller
line-up on the floor. The Hornets turned the ball over 16 times to the
Rams 12 turnovers.
The Rams took their biggest lead of the ball game in the second half
going up 13 with 10:00 to play. The Hornets went on a 8-2 run in the
final 35 seconds aided by cold free-throw shooting from the Rams, but
would get no closer than three points at 76-73.
The Hornets held a 23-11 advantage halfway through the first frame but
allowed ASU to mount a 23-8 run to take a 34-31 halftime advantage.
After hot shooting early the Hornets only managed .333 percent for the
first half while the Rams shot .355 from the field.
The Hornets had five players in double figures as Jordan Fithain led
all Hornet scorers with 14 points and a career high 14 rebounds in his
second double-double of the season. Marvin Lee joined Fithian with 14
points and 10 rebounds and his first career double-double. Wes Book
scored 11 points and pulled down eight rebounds in his return to the
line-up fouling out with 35 seconds to play. Caleb Tegtmeier came in
with 13 points and nine rebounds while DeAndre Townsend finished with 12
points and six assists.
The Hornets will play tomorrow in against Ouachita Baptist in the 12:45
game at Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio, Texas.