St. Augustine’s went 1-1 at the Shaw Classic.
The Falcons defeated Frostburg State 81-76 Friday night, but lost a thriller to Mansfield University 100-95 on Sunday.
The Falcons led 51-46 at halftime and built a nine-point lead with 6 minutes left in the game. But the Mountaineers used their inside game with 6-8, 270-pound center Trevor English (23 points, 9 rebounds) and the deadly outside shooting of Garrett Cook (20 points), who was 5 of 8 from 3-point range, to get back into the game.
After the Mountaineers took an 87-86 lead with 4:01 left, the game seesawed until St. Aug’s Donte Edwards hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 95 with 1:22 left. The Falcons didn’t score again.
Edwards led five Falcons in double figures with 20 points. Jalen Gaddy and Gary Jefferson tied with 19 points apiece.
Mansfield's Christian Simmons was the game’s high scorer with 26 points, 16 of those off free throws.
Hilltoppers run over Bears
Shaw also finished the Classic 1-1 after losing its second game to West Liberty 132-85.
The Bears had no defense to stop the Hilltoppers’ offense. West Liberty shot 58.6% for the game, including 47.1% from 3-point range and 70% free throws.
Shaw, on the other hand, hit just 33.3% of its 3-pointers and 51.7% of free throws. Shaw’s Dhashon Dyson scored a game-high 25 point, but West Liberty had six players score in double figures.
The Hilltoppers outrebounded Shaw 53-29 and pulled down more defensive rebounds (35) than Shaw’s total. West Liberty also outscored Shaw in the paint 64-34 and on second-chance opportunities, 21-9. The Bears did have the advantage in points off turnovers, 17-11.