Rams beaten by the Buffs

Rams basketball fall to West Texas A&M

By Jeremiah Devereaux
On February 14, 2020

 Photos by Cora Bishoppetty:
Paul Williams, junior, attempts to go up for a layup. Williams scored 5 points against West Texas A&M University.

 

The ASU men’s basketball team on Feb. 8 lost to West Texas A&M Uni­versity, 73-59.

In the beginning of the game, the Rams led the board by 13 points, with a score of 15-2. The teams went back and forth, each taking the lead, until the Buffs gained control towards the end of the first half, 25-21.

WTAMU took control in the be­ginning of the second half. To keep the Rams in the game, junior Burone Ed­wards tied the game by shooting two free throws, making the score 53-53. Seniors Andres Ibarguen and Collin Turner made efforts to retake the lead. Howev­er, the Buffs made six more baskets and took the 73-59 win.

While ASU suffered a loss, three athletes stood out during the game. Ibar­guen, Turner and Edwards were the top leading scorers. Collins led the team with 18 points and five rebounds, with Ibar­guen scoring a total of 14 points. Ibar­guen also scored a double-double, his eighth of the season, and tied the school record with 22 rebounds. Edwards was the next highest scorer with 9 points and a total of six rebounds during the game.

The next home game will be Feb. 20 against Texas A&M University-Kingsville at 7:30 p.m. in the Stephens Arena.

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