Rams get swept by No. 22 Chaparrals in the first interdivisional play of the season

Tough shooting downs ASU once again versus ranked Lubbock Christian

By Chad Miller Jr.
On January 19, 2021

Photo by Ashtin Wade:
Andre Nunley dribbles up court in a game that resulted in a close loss to LCU

ASU Men’s Basketball on Jan. 14 welcomed the No. 22 Lubbock Christian Chaparrals Thursday night and then headed to the Rip Griffin Center in Lubbock, Texas on Jan. 16 for the second game. In the first interdivisional action of the season, the Rams ended the weekend falling to the Chaparrals 87-69 on Thursday night and got edged out 69-66 on Saturday.

In Thursday's game between the two teams, Lubbock Christian had a big first half which set the tone for the remainder of the game. Lubbock Christian shot 57.9% from the field while ASU shot 47.2%. Junior Sam Baker was the Rams’ leading scorer with 17 points to go with a rebound and a steal. Senior Paul Williams would follow that with 14 points of his own to go with three rebounds, an assist and a steal of his own. Senior Burone Edwards was the Rams' third-leading scorer in this game with 10 points and also added two rebounds and a block.

The matchup on Saturday was ASU's first road game since Dec. 12, 2020. The contest was close from start to finish, as the score was 32-28 at halftime and the final would be LCU barely escaping with the 69-66 win. Edwards was the star of the game for ASU getting a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds to go with a steal. Williams would also score 17 to go with two rebounds. Juniors Devaughn Thomas and Kevon Godwin each scored 9 points in this game. Thomas collected seven rebounds while Godwin grabbed two rebounds and dished three assists in the close affair.

The next match up for the ASU Rams will be on Jan. 22 and 23 when the Rams will travel to Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio, Texas to take on the St. Mary’s University Rattlers to continue LSC play.

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