Poor Free Throw Shooting Costly as Vikings Drop Second Consecutive Game by Three Points
January 18, 2010
RALEIGH, NC - The Saint Augustine’s Falcons improved to 12-3 overall and 7-2 in the CIAA with a 59-56 win over Elizabeth City State Monday night at Emery Gymnasium.
This marks the second consecutive game ECSU fell by a three point span as they dropped a 61-58 decision to Shaw on Saturday night.
Unlike Saturday where three-point shooting was their Achilles’ heel, the Vikings missed a prime opportunity to stay ahead in the game shooting a woeful 18-35 from the free throw line. The Falcons faired only slightly better going 17-28 from the charity stripe but their dominance in rebounding (53-44) equated to a 30-16 advantage in the paint for the home team.
The Falcons withstood an early lead first half lead by ECSU as the Vikings jumped out to a 14-4 lead with 11:21 to go before the break. The Falcons stormed back to trail by only two (28-26) at the intermission.
Chris Jordan finished with a game high 14 points on despite shooting only 3-12 from the floor.Steven Brignol added a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Quintin Spady led ECSU with a team high 13 points off the bench.
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