|Stetson Bows to Belmont in Final Minutes|
Tim Lang scored 13 points with 7 rebounds against Belmont.
Courtesy: Steve Simoneau
In a game that saw 14 lead changes and eight ties, the Hatters came up a couple of baskets short in a 62-58 defeat to
“Going down the stretch I thought everyone played pretty well,” said head coach Derek Waugh. “We had a lot of bright spots tonight and
A pair of Garfield Blair free throws with 3:34 left tied the game at 57.
The Bruins added a late lay-up to finish off the victory,
Lang topped three Hatters in double figures with his 13 points. The Aussie center, with his parents paying their first visit to the states in the stands, hit five-of-six field goal attempts – including two three-pointers – and hit his only free throw. McMillen tossed in 11 points with a team-high five assists and also five rebounds. Garfield Blair scored 10 to give him double figures for the 20th time.
“Tim was phenomenal,” said head coach Derek Waugh. “He was taking charges and came up big on the offensive glass. He really stepped up.”
Only two Bruins reached double figures. Herndon put in 11 and Wicke dropped in three three-pointers on the way to 10 points.
Following a stomach-churning loss to Mercer on Friday in which the Hatters failed to hold a 19-point lead, Stetson played toe-to-toe with Belmont, which sports the league’s second-best record.
The Hatters built a seven-point lead in the first half following a Lang three-pointer. But the offensive dry spells that have plagued the Hatters this year soon followed and the Bruins reeled off a 16-4 run over a five-and-a-half minute stretch to take a 33-27 lead.
Stetson immediately rebounded and stopped
A Blair layup at the 15:45 mark in the second half again gave Stetson a seven-point lead, but a 12-0 run from
The Hatters fall to 7-15 overall and 3-8 in the A-Sun.
Stetson continues the home stand Saturday night when Lipscomb travels to the
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