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Warhawks Soar Over The Tigers

Jake Snyder, [email protected]

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The Warhawks closed out their four-game home stand on a positive note against Jackson State. The final score was 65-52 bringing the Warhawks to 3-3 on the season.

“We played really hard tonight, I like how physical we were down the stretch to close out the game,” head coach Keith Richard said. He made it clear that against a team like the Tigers, he wanted to play the toughest players on the team.

The Tigers went on a 5-0 run that cut the lead to single digits late in the second half. Good defense and clock management won the game for the Warhawks, as senior guard Sam McDaniel connected on a go ahead dunk to seal the win

“It is good to get one like this,” McDaniel said. “We always countered their runs with great defense and better offense.” McDaniel led both teams in scoring with 16.

The 2-4 Tigers came in to the match up as the underdogs, but they gave the Warhawks a solid fight. After a furious start ULM never trailed for the rest of the game.

McDaniel said that his goal for the season was to win and that competitive matchups like this one are important for them to be able to learn how to finish.

The game started out slow and by the second media time out the score was 11-9 in favor of ULM. Coming out of the time out senior forward Travis Munnings took control of the game as he fueled a 5-0 run to stretch their lead. However, at half time the Tigers managed to keep the game close. The score at the half was 38-31 in favor of the Warhawks.

Coming out of the half, the ULM looked like they were going to run away from the Tigers. Jackson State had other plans and with a string of great defensive possessions, they cut the double-digit deficit down to four with a score of 45-41. The Warhawks finally got a little offense going with some great ball movement that opened up Munnings for the corner three.

Once again it appeared that Jackson State might have been able to make the comeback, ULM senior guard Marvin Jean-Pierre fought to keep the ball on ULM’s side of the court as he connected on a put back layup to end a push for a comeback by the Tigers.

The Warhawks next home game will be Tuesday, Dec. 12 against I20 opponent Grambling State. Tip off is schedule for 7 p.m.

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Warhawks Soar Over The Tigers