Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Thomas More Comes Up Short in Exhibition Game at Division I Austin Peay

Austin Peay 85
Thomas More 64

Exhibition Final from Clarksville, Tennessee

Game recap by TMC:

(CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.) – The Thomas More College men's basketball team fell, 85-64, to NCAA Division I-member Austin Peay University tonight (Monday, November 2, 2015) in an exhibition game at the Winfield Dunn Center in Clarksville, Tennessee.

The Saints jumped out to an 8-2 lead with 17:45 to play in the first half when sophomore guard Daniel Williams (Louisville, Ky./Jeffersontown) made a jumper. The Governors answered with a 7-2 run to cut the lead to 10-9 on a Chris Horton lay-up with 15:08 to play in the opening half. Thomas More responded with a 6-0 run capped by a three-pointer by sophomore guard Jacob Hall (Bowling Green, Ky./Warren Central) to extend the lead to 16-9 with 14:19 to play in the first half. Austin Peay's Jared Savage converted an old fashion three-point play with 10:11 to play in the half to tie the game at 19-19. Sophomore guard Corey Howard (Gahanna, Ohio/Gahanna Lincoln) made a three-pointer with 7:35 to play in the first half to cap the Saints' 6-2 run and give Thomas More a 25-21 lead. Austin Peay closed out the half on an 18-9 run to take a 39-34 lead at halftime when Savage made two free-throws with 29-seconds to play in the half.

The Governors controlled the second half as they out-scored Thomas More 46-30 and won the game, 85-64.

Williams led the Saints in scoring with 19 points, while junior forward center Simon Clifford (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) added 10 points. Clifford and freshman guard Damion King (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark) each had five rebounds to lead the team. King led the team in assists with three.

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