Lions Tame Aggie Basketball
By Brandon Gipe on 02/23/2014
Fort Smith, Ark.-The Aggie men went into Saturday's match-up against the
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith with a 2-23 record, while UAFS came into
the game with an outstanding 20-5 record.
The game started as a back and forth battle, with each team trading baskets
until the 3:34 mark of the first half. Fort Smith then went on a run
extending the lead to 13 points by halftime (38-25).
Bill Lee had a good first half for the Aggies going 4-6 from the field with
nine points at the break. For the Lions, Seth Youngblood had team-high 12
points in the first half. Miha Glavas and Alex Cooper both finished the half
with eight points for UAFS.
UAFS went on a big run to start the second half bringing their lead up to 29
points (58-29) with 13:41 left on the clock. The Aggies trailed by a margin
of at least 20 points for the remainder of the game, taking a 94-64 final
loss to the Lions.
Z. Jones led the Aggies in scoring with 19 points; Bill Lee added 17 points
and a game-high 13 rebounds giving him the double-double; and T.J. Farrell
finished with 10 points. For UAFS, Seth Youngblood had a game-high 22
points, while Alex Cooper totaled 16 points. Mytaa'h Crawford also had
double digits scoring 10 points.
The Aggie men tip-off at home this week against Dallas Baptist on Thursday,
Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Their final home game of the season will be Saturday, Mar.
1 against Oklahoma Christian; seniors will be recognized prior to the game
with tip-off set for 3 p.m.