High Point MBB Falls at The Citadel, 112-87

Posted by Press Release on November 28, 2018 at 6:24 am under College | Comments are off for this article

• High Point fell on the road at The Citadel, 112-87
• Five Panthers scored in double figures
• HPU hosts Eastern Kentucky on Saturday at 2 p.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The High Point University men’s basketball team fell to a hot-shooting squad in The Citadel, 112-87, Tuesday night (Nov. 27) at McAlister Field House in Charleston, S.C.

The Panthers (3-4) were outshot by the Bulldogs (5-2), 62.3 percent (38-61) to 42.0 percent (34-81). The Citadel shot 57.5 percent from behind the arch and tied a school-record for 3-point field goals with 23.

“That was one of the best shooting performances I’ve ever seen,” HPU head coach Tubby Smith said. “We had it down to eight right before the half, but we gave up a layup to give them momentum. I can’t say enough about their shooting and we couldn’t make a shot in the second half.”

The Panthers had five players in double figures for the first time since Jan. 15, 2018 against Presbyterian and were led by junior Jahaad Proctor with 24 points, his fourth-consecutive game with 20 or more points. Junior Brandonn Kamga added 16 off the bench.

Senior Jordan Whitehead recorded a career-high 13 points with seven rebounds, while fellow senior Ricky Madison tallied his second double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Curtis Holland III also added 11 points.

In the first half, the Bulldogs’ first nine field goal attempt were 3-pointers and they made seven on them on the way to opening a 21-10 lead. The Citadel led 63-53 at the half with 13 buckets from 3-point range. High Point shot 52.4 percent in the first half (22-42), but the Bulldogs shot even better at 65.6 percent (21-32).

The lead in the second half was still 10 at 76-66 with 13:55 remaining, but the Bulldogs went on an 11-2 run to open up the game at 87-68. The Panthers shot 30.8 percent (12-39) in the second half.

The Bulldogs were led by Kaiden Rice with 26 points including eight 3-pointers. Matt Frierson added 23 points including seven 3-pointers.

Up next, the Panthers return home to face Eastern Kentucky on Saturday (Dec. 1). Tip-off at the Millis Center is set for 2 p.m.


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