FULTON, Mo. - The Sewanee men's basketball team was unable to capitalize late, as the Tigers were defeated by the Blue Jays of Westminster College, 62-59.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Westminster (Mo.) (7-3) 62, Sewanee (4-5) 59
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Tigers, after a nearly two week break, came out firing on all cylinders with a 15-0 run to open the contest. The first points of the contest by the Blue Jays came off free throws at the 12:49 mark.
-With the first three points coming from the charity stripe, Westminster was unable to make anything from the field in the first 12:35 of the opening half, with a layup coming with 7:25 left in the half. After the bucket, the Tigers led 23-5.
-Despite shooting 4-for-29 (13.8 percent) from the field, the Blue Jays trailed by 10, 28-18 at halftime. Sewanee, despite the hot start, only managed to shoot 38.7 percent (12-for-31) from the field.
-The second half belonged to the Blue Jays, as they chipped away and eventually tied the contest at 54 with 3:01 to go.
-After a Sewanee turnover, Westminster took the lead for the first time in the contest, 56-54, with 2:34 left in regulation. The Tigers would even the contest again at 56 with 1:08 left in regulation thanks to two free throws by Adrian Thomas.
-The Blue Jays made one free throw with 53 seconds left in regulation to make it a 57-56 contest. After a timeout and a Westminster foul, Sewanee's Cam Caldwell drained two free throws to make it 59-57 with 36 seconds left.
-The Tigers would be unable to net another bucket in the contest, as the Blue Jays made the last five points to seal it.
SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Adrian Thomas nearly missed a double-double, scoring 23 and rebounding nine. The sophomore shot 9-of-14 from the field and went a perfect 5-for-5 from the charity stripe.
WESTMINSTER (Mo.) KEY STATISTICS
-Cody Shaw scored 16 points off the bench, while Kobe Wands scored 14 points and grabbed nine boards.
The Tigers will wrap up the weekend road trip against MacMurray Saturday afternoon.