Posted 8 months ago
By John Axtell
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.
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.