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Winthrop Eagles Lose to Longwood in Intense Basketball Clash Despite Comeback Attempt

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Winthrop Eagles Suffer Setback in Heated Matchup against Longwood

Game Recap

Despite a valiant comeback effort, the Eagles of Winthrop University fell short in their clash against Longwood University in their recent men’s basketball fixture. The match, which took place in Farmville, Virginia, saw the Eagles fight back from a double-digit deficit, coming within five points of their opponents with a little over a minute to go. Yet, the opposition team from Longwood held on to clinch an 84-74 victory over Winthrop.

Stand-Out Performances

In a noteworthy performance, Kasen Harrison of the Eagles shone on the court, scoring 20 points and adding 3 rebounds and 4 assists to his tally. Kelton Talford and K.J. Doucet contributed heavily to the team’s score with respective contributions of 18 and 15 points.

However, it was Longwood’s Jonathan Massie who stole the show with an impressive 31-point outing, along with 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Michael Christmas further bolstered Longwood’s effort with a massive 25-point game and 9 rebounds.

Highlights of the Game

The match opened with Nick Johnson scoring at the rim off Harrison’s assist, claiming a brief lead for the Eagles. It was, however, soon eclipsed by a 10-0 run by Longwood, propelling the team to a comfortable position. Buoyed by Massie’s exemplary performance, Longwood enjoyed a 42-28 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Longwood continued their dominance, pushing their lead to 18 points early in the game. Despite a spirited 10-0 run by the Eagles led by Talford and Harrison, Longwood managed to hold their ground and secure a triumph.

Notes From The Game

The Eagles managed to raise their game considerably in the second half, improving their shooting from 35 percent in the first half to 58 percent. Despite their improved performance, the Eagles couldn’t overcome Longwood’s overall 51 percent shooting from the field. Alex Timmerman reached a personal milestone during the match, taking his career rebounds to 500. Similarly, Nick Johnson is now just two points shy of hitting the 1,000 point milestone in his career.

Looking Ahead

Despite this setback, the Eagles look to regain their momentum as they head to Radford, Virginia, for their next Big South Conference ESPNU Wild Card Matchup on the coming Thursday.

HERE Rock Hill
Author: HERE Rock Hill

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