When I left out of the Hanes Gymnasium on the campus of Greensboro College, the Pride men were up by 10 last night, as I left the game in the capable hands of GC SID Bob Lowe and play-by-play man Danny Mackey/Swish/Spaz/etc……….
There was about 6 minutes left in the game and the Pride, led by Page HS alum Luqman Tijani, were in pretty good shape, at least I thought they were, and then I turn on my computer this morning and I learn that they lost this game….
I was assisting Mr. Mackey on the internet broadcast and I assumed that I left him and Bob Lowe with a sufficient working margin, but I guess I was wrong….
I ain’t lying, I was trying to help these guys………
The word from Greensboro College on last night’s men’s final with the Averett Cougars out of Danville, Virginia…(You can also go to Click Here to get more details with box score and the Luqman Tijani photo and it will be worth your trip….)
Cougars Late Rally Upends Pride Men
Greensboro, NC — Averett University outscored Greensboro College 9-3 in the last 2:14 to defeat The Pride, 69-63, in a USA South game at Hanes Gym on Monday night. GC freshman Luqman Tijani tied for high point honors with 17.
The Pride dropped to 9-11 and 2-5 in the USA South. Averett improved to 7-12, 4-4.
The Pride led 32-26 at halftime. GC held its biggest lead after Tijani hit a jumper that put the score at 52-40 with 7:57 left. The Cougars outscored GC 29-11 the rest of the way.
Chakiris Moss (Richmond Hill, GA/Richmond Hill High School) had 11 points Adam Powell (Stuart, FL/Jensen Beach High) added 10 for the home team. Brandon Douglas and Chad Hardway both tallied 17 for AU.
Greensboro won the battle of the boards 38-31. Averett committed 14 and forced 18 turnovers.
The Pride next plays at Ferum College on Saturday.