GSW Hurricanes fall by three to Flagler in hard-fought contest

Published 12:49 am Friday, January 14, 2022

From Staff Reports

 

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL — The Georgia Southwestern State University Men’s Basketball Team (GSW) fell 65-62 on the road to the Flagler College Saints in a hard-fought contest on Wednesday evening, January 12.

The Hurricanes hung tough in the first half as the scoring for both teams was evenly distributed throughout. GSW was able to hold FC senior guard Jaizec Lottie, the Peach Belt Conference’s leading scorer, to just four points in the first half, but the Saints held a 31-24 lead at halftime.

In the second half, the Hurricanes got hot from three, shooting 80 percent from beyond the arc. In the second half, GSW was led by Donte Tatum, who went three for four from beyond the arc and made six of 11 from the field. The Hurricanes once again held Lottie to just four points in the second half and were tied with the Saints with 1:20 left in the game.

However, a couple of late turnovers doomed the Hurricanes’ chances for an upset. FC went up by four with 10 seconds left, but a foul on a three-point shot with four seconds left let Jarrett Adderton bring the game back within one. An intentional foul and two made free throws gave the Hurricanes a half court heave to send it into overtime, but the shot just tipped off the rim, giving the Saints a 65-62 win.

Tatum led all scorers with 23 points on the night and Adderton poured in 16. Kevin Kone was also in double figures for GSW with 11 points.

Chase Fiddler led the Saints in scoring with 14 points.

The Hurricanes (4-8, 0-4 PBC) return to the Storm Dome on Saturday evening, January 15 to take on the USC Aiken Pacers in their second matchup of the season. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.