Offensive struggles continue for UNA in loss

UNA shot 25 percent in a 79-51 loss against conference foe No. 11 Christian Brothers to fall to 2-3 in the GSC.

The Lions (9-7, 2-3) could never get into a rhythm offensively against the Christian Brothers (14-2, 5-0), with only Theron Jenkins reaching in double figures in scoring with 12.

The Lions, known for their three-point shooting, were held to a season low with just two three-point baskets on 12 attempts.

“They did a good job contesting all of our shots,” said UNA coach Bobby Champagne. “With the way they run their offense, it gets offensive teams impatient and we didn’t take good shots.”

Christian Brothers Princeton’s offense started off strong against the Lions defense and took the lead 22-12 with 11:06 remaining in the half.

That was the shortest deficit the Lions could get all game with the Christian Brothers, winning 38-22 going into halftime.

The Buccaneers picked up where they left off in the first half to overpower UNA for a GSC win 79-51 and to remain the only team perfect in GSC play.

UNA never could get within single digits, as the Lions fell to 2-3 in the GSC with Delta St. coming to Flowers Hall Saturday.

“We got to quickly forget about this game,” Champagne said. “Delta has lost nine or 10 games in a row, so we know they are going to come out with a sense of adversity.”

UNA hopes to get back on track and avoid the slip up against the Statesmen, who have yet to win a GSC game.

UNA gets to take a breath and play a home non-conference game against Concordia Tuesday before the big showdown against UAH Saturday, with hopes to build some momentum and gain ground in the GSC.