Sunday, November 17, 2013

Spartans Throttle Hawks

UNCG 97 - Chowan 58

UNCG Athletics
Chowan Athletics

Halftime: UNCG 49 - Chowan 25

UNCG Stats
Leader Points: Cain (17)
Leader Rebounds: White (11)
Leader Assist: Parker (7)
Team FG: 36-63 (57.1%)
Team 3 Pt: 7-17 (41.2%)
Team FT: 18-31 (58.1%)
Rebounds: 50
Turnovers: 8

Chowan Stats
Leader Points: Powers (15)
Leader Rebounds: Powers (7)
Leader Assists: Brown, Smith (Tied - 3)
Team FG: 21-58 (36.2%)
Team 3 Pt: 8-27 (29.6%)
Team FT: 8-11 (72.7%)
Rebounds: 22
Turnovers: 11

This game went about as well as could be expected. A lot of guys played and played well. After watching 3 games live, I've been very impressed with a few Spartan players. Cain, Locke and Saddler are getting a lot of headlines (and rightfully so). But I have really enjoyed watching Tyrone Outlaw. He always seems to be around the ball and makes the little plays that can help the team win.

Tonight it was good to see guys like RJ White, Jordy Kuiper and Clay Byrd get extended minutes. All three guys made some nice plays and had their moments.The story of the game was again the UNCG point guards repeatedly attacking the basket. Tevon Saddler, Drew Parker and Diante Baldwin drove the ball into the defense play after play and set up their teammates while getting Chowan the commit fouls.

If there was a black eye tonight, it was the 18-31 free throw shooting for UNCG. Over the first 3 games, UNCG has been to the line a lot. They need to start converting at a better percentage.

All-in-all it was a good performance. I look for a similar performance on Wednesday.

Go Spartans !!!