Quantcast

First-half deficit too much as Lions fall 76-67 at home to Fort - KOAM TV 7

First-half deficit too much as Lions fall 76-67 at home to Fort Hays State

Updated:

Joplin - Jordan Talbert had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, but the Missouri Southern men's basketball team couldn't overcome a five-point first-half deficit and the Lions fell 76-67 today to Fort Hays State at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. 

Southern (9-2, 3-1 MIAA) was led offensively by Marquis Addison with 17 points, while Cameron Cornelius had 14 points on 3-5 shooting from the field and 8-8 from the free-throw line. 

Fort Hays (9-3, 1-3 MIAA) wins its first MIAA game this season and the Tigers were led by Craig Nicholson with 22 points and four assists, going 11-11 from the free-throw line. 

Hays opened up a 12-6 lead at the 13:32 mark of the first half after a layup from Jake Stoppel, but an 8-2 run from the Lions tied the score at 14 capped off by a three from Addison with 11:20 left in the half. The Lions led by five (20-15) with 8:54 left in the half and led by five again (31-26) after a pair of freebies from Talbert with 5:37 left. That would be the last lead the Lions would hold, however, as Hays went on an 8-1 run and went up by three (34-31) with 3:43 left and would go into the locker room with a 42-37 lead. 

Southern got as close as two (44-42) after a free-throw from Lane Barlow with 17:15 left in the second half, but the Tigers led the entire half. Fort Hays led by as many as 12 (66-54) after a layup from James Fleming with 9:33 left in the game. 

The Lions shot 72 percent from the free-throw line and the game saw three tied scores and eight lead changes. 

Southern will be back in action on Wednesday night when the Lions will travel to Central Oklahoma to take on the Bronchos at 7:30 pm. 

  • Top Sports Stories in the 4-StatesTop Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • High School Football Scores (8-29)

    High School Football Scores (8-29)

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:02:59 GMT
    Missouri High School Football Scores (8-29)More >>
    Missouri High School Football Scores (8-29)More >>
  • SBU, MSSU top MIAA preseason cross country polls

    SBU, MSSU top MIAA preseason cross country polls

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:01:31 GMT
     Missouri Southern was the unanimous pick to win the MIAA Men's Cross Country Championship, while in the women's poll four different teams earned first place votes. Southwest Baptist earned the top nod in the women's poll by four points as they received five of the 11 total first place votes. More >>
     Missouri Southern was the unanimous pick to win the MIAA Men's Cross Country Championship, while in the women's poll four different teams earned first place votes. Southwest Baptist earned the top nod in the women's poll by four points as they received five of the 11 total first place votes. More >>
  • Cowboy Basketball Hosts Alumni Weekend

    Cowboy Basketball Hosts Alumni Weekend

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:58:06 GMT
     Oklahoma State's men's basketball team will host its annual Cowboy Basketball Alumni Weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6, in Stillwater. Last year's event brought back more than three dozen former players spanning seven decades.More >>
     Oklahoma State's men's basketball team will host its annual Cowboy Basketball Alumni Weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6, in Stillwater. Last year's event brought back more than three dozen former players spanning seven decades.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.