FREE THROWS DO IN EAGLES AT ADAMS STATE

Posted 9 months ago

By John Axtell

CSC MBB 13 Chris Taylor Mines-2ALAMOSA, Colo.— Free throws made the difference Saturday night as the Chadron State men’s basketball team fell at Adams State 86-74.

CSC sank just 7 of 17 free throw tries in the first half while the Grizzlies (6-4 and 3-4 in the RMAC) made all 12 of its free throws in the final two minutes of the game en route to an overall 36 of 50 from the line while the Eagles finished just was 19 of 31.

Chadron State coach Brent Bargen said the missed free throws in the first half meant his team had to play from behind through out the second half. The Eagles trailed 38-33 at the break and closed the margin to 3, but trailed by 7 to 13 over the final 18 minutes.

Both teams put four players in double figures. The Grizzlies’ Juwann Buchanan led all scorers with 21 points. Justin Kaumann added 17, Kenny Morgan 15 and Lark Lee 10. They combined to make 23 of 25 free throws. Jaree Crawford contributed eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds.

Chadron State was led by Zac Bargen with 16 points, followed by David Downey with 13, Evan Brooks 11 and Chris Smith 10.

The Eagles (5-7 and 2-6) will visit Black Hills State on Thursday night. The game was originally set for Saturday and is listed that way on a number of printed schedules.