Converse Judson 52 Austin Akins 38

Coach Wacker has put 7 footer Stuart Lagerson up a little bit higher than normal defensively and in the 1st quarter he already has 2 blocks and has altered Akins thinking a number of times on how deep they attack to the rim. Judson has hit shots and lead 19-8 after the 1st.

At the half, Judson is up 33-18. Akins is getting outplayed right now with Judson getting a lot of offensive boards as well as nice dimes from PG Mike Stewart. The light at the end of the tunnel for Akins may be the foul count v Judson. Senior tevin Russell has 6 pts and 2 fouls while Senior Thurman McNeil has 8 pts and 7 rebounds (but also has picked up 2 fouls ). McNeil has been the spark, getting offensive put backs. A huge triple from 30 feet out at the buzzer by Akins’ Kevin McFarlane may give the Eagles a spark. We’ll see if that lights a fire.

At the end of 3 quarters Judson leads 42-30 Mike Stewart scored the first 6 points of the stanza, then Akins went on a 9-0 run. The foul count is low, at 3 a piece so this one has a ways to go before anyone gets to the bonus. 2011 G Yolonzo Moore hits two threes to start the 4th, one of them from way downtown…BANG. Judson timeout with 7:18 to play. Akins cut it to 43-38 but the story of the game was a possession just after that where Judson got 3 offensive boards. They controlled the glass, and thus the game. Judson’s Thurman McNeil was the big difference with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Credit PG Mike Stewart for taking care of the basketball. Experience wins out. Nice win, Judson!

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