Morehouse hoops drops close one to Edward Waters, 79-78

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Morehouse 10-7,8-2 SIAC

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Winner Edward Waters 8-10,7-4 SIAC

Morehouse41 37 78
Edward Waters40 39 79

acksonville, FL- In a heart-wrenching matchup, Morehouse experienced a narrow defeat against Edward Waters, falling short by just one point with a final score of 79-78.

Morehouse and Edward Waters had a back & forth affair throughout the contest with each squad trading shots. The contest featured 13 lead changes and 10 ties with each team trading opportunities with the lead. The Tigers would come back to tie the contest at 31-31 with 3:49 remaining. Morehouse would ultimately take a one point lead at 41-40 into the locker room at the half.

A 5-0 Tigers run to start the second half would give them a 45-41 lead. Later, a 9-4 Edward Waters run would give them their largest lead of the contest at 60-53 with 11:42 left. Morehouse would methodically chop the deficit down and ultimately retake the lead at 71-70 with 4:05 left in the half. The Maroon Tigers added to their advantage and take a four point lead at 78-74 with 2:23 left, but a three pointer would cut the Maroon Tigers lead down to one at 78-77 with 1:41 left. With :22 remaining in regulation, a Morehouse foul would put Edward Waters in the double bonus with an opportunity to retake the lead. Amari Floyd knocked down both free throws to give the Tigers a 79-78 lead. Morehouse three-point attempt with one second left would clang off the iron and give the Tigers a thrilling one point victory.

Goliath Mitchell would carry his team with 21 points. Kristian Ford added 19 points.

Nate Lacewell would get his career high of 17 points. Cedric Taylor III added 15 points.

The Maroon Tigers are still on the road as they head to Talladega College on January 25th. Game time is set for 8:30 PM.

Next Game:
at Talladega College
1/25/2024 | 8:30 PM

Team Statistics

Game StatsM-445M-30244

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