Thanks for everyone who came out to support our CCU basketball team's first game of the season! It was an exciting game and unfortunately our guys came up just a bit short. Too many turnovers and missed free throw opportunities were big downfalls. But these are things that can be fixed as we go forward!
Definitely some great highlights: we were trailing for most of the first half but balanced scoring from the team in the first half kept us in the game. Emmu, Matthew, Corey, Harrison and Tony all scored 2 points with Jason adding 1 free throw in the first half.
Emmu Zhou was the rebound leader in the 1st half with 4 rebounds, Matthew was a close second with 3 rebounds.
The second half is when Tony and Corey really poured it on! Tony scored for a total of 10 points in the second half which included 3 free throws and a 3 pointer. Corey was the dominant inside man with 6 points and 1 free throw including 4 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. Great job guys!
At one point the game was tied very late in the game and it looked like it could go either way. Unfortunately PCC had some excellent shooters, making four 3 point shots during the game and were able to pull out a last second win 38-36.
It was heartbreaking for the guys and the fans, but this is only the first game. We are looking forward to more great play and some wins in the coming weeks. I'm very proud of our guys and but mostly for how they played. Everyone played under control and I didn't see too much on-court frustration or hear any swearing ;) Keep it up guys - we support you 1000%