November 05, 2012

Men's Basketball Exhibition Recap (Nov.5)

Fort Wayne 71, Alma 43
Fort Wayne held the Alma Scots to 13 first-half points and 27 total turnovers in the game, and cruised to a 28-point, 71-43 victory in the lone exhibition game of the season.

Frank Gaines scored a game-high 12 points, as 11 of the 12 players that saw action reached the scoring column in the win. Luis Jacobo and Steve Forbes each scored nine points, while Mario Hines and Kevin Harden scored eight.

Hines pulled down 11 rebounds, as the Mastodons out-rebounded the Scots 48-to-39. Pierre Bland dished out a team-best four assists off of the bench, while Gaines had four steals to pace the squad.

Missouri S&T 61, Western Illinois 60
A three-pointer from Missouri S&T's Mudi Eruteya with less than 10 seconds in the game put the Miners up one, 61-60, where the score would remain as the Leathernecks fell in exhibition action.

Western led 33-19 at the midway point, but the Miners were able to overcome the Leathernecks' strong defense and come out on top after a 42-27 second half surge.

Two Leathernecks recorded 20-plus points on the evening, led by Ceola Clark III who had 22 on 8-of-14 shooting, grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists. Junior Adam Link tallied 20 points (9-of-13), finished with three boards and had two steals.

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