Thursday, January 10, 2013

Spartans Cruise Past Bobcats

UNCG 86 - Lees-McRae 47

UNCG Athletics
Lees-McRae Athletics

Halftime: UNCG 35 - Lees-McRae 25

UNCG Stats
Leader Points: Nicholas Paulos (26)
Leader Rebounds: Kelvin McNeil (9)
Leader Assists: Parker, Armstrong (Tied - 4)
Team FG: 33-63 (52.4%)
Team 3 Pt: 11-27 (40.7%)
Team FT: 9-16 (56.2%)
Rebounds: 42
Turnovers: 10

Lees-McRae Stats
Leader Points: DJ Brown (15)
Leader Rebounds: Tillman, Sepokas (Tied - 7)
Leader Assists: Young, Sepokas (Tied - 2)
Team FG: 16-54 (29.6%)
Team 3 Pt: 8-24 (33.3%)
Team FT: 7-9 (77.8%)
Rebounds: 32
Turnovers: 21

The Bobcats used a packed in zone to really make the first half slow and ugly. In the second half, Armstrong drove at the defense and Paulos shot over it. It was a very impressive 51 point second half outburst for the Spartans. It was against a winless DII team. So, it was exactly what UNCG was supposed to do against them.

Still, it was a good shooting night where UNCG really seemed interested in sharing the ball. The Spartans had 18 assists on 33 made baskets. Trevis Simpson seemed much more intent on getting the ball in others hands than scoring (6 pts). Also, UNCG seemed very interested on the defensive end. They forced Lees-McRae in 21 turnovers and 29% shooting.

So, it was a feel good night that gave the Spartans a chance to get themselves settled down. Now it's time the SoCon grind. It starts Saturday at Western. Go Spartans !!!