Rams bounce back to beat Mustangs

ASU earns LSC win over MSU

By Rosanna Aguilera
On February 1, 2019

Photo by Ian Saint: Antonio Singleton goes for the dunk against three Cameron University defenders. This game took place two days prior to their victory over the Mustangs. 

The ASU men’s basketball team on Jan. 26 edged out the Midwestern State University Mustangs 72-67 and earned another Lone Star Conference win.
The Rams trailed MSU 64-47 with less than six minutes left to play when they went on a shooting streak to outscore the Mustangs 25-3 until the end of the game. 
Junior Ronald Bell started the streak with two free throws, followed by a jumper shot from junior Kiair Crouch.
Junior Antonio Singleton hit two more free throws for his team to lower the Mustangs’ lead.
MSU scored a free throw shot, then the Rams went on a 17-0 run with a jumper from Crouch and junior Marcel Pettway, two layups from junior James Kirksey, two more free throws from Crouch and a shot from Singleton. Crouch and Kirksey also had two steals during the run.
The game was tied at 65 when Singleton hit two free throws to give his team a two-point lead. He then hit two more free throws a few seconds later to move the lead to 69-65. 
The Mustangs got two more free throws and junior Daron Mims made a free throw shot and got the ball back with less than a minute left in the game.
Kirksey scored one last layup with 15 seconds left to end the game.
Crouch led the Rams with 21 points, leading the team in scoring for the second time in three games.  He made nine out of 11 free throws.
Junior Ronald Bell finished the night with 14 points and eight rebounds but fouled out before the game ended.
Singleton had 11 points in the game and four rebounds. He made all six of his free throw attempts, as well.
Kirksey had nine points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals to round out his game,
Pettway ended the game with six points and three rebounds.
The Rams will be back in action in the Junell Center on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. to face Texas A&M Commerce. 

 

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