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| Lambuth Ends Celts Season at A.I.I. Tournament |
With one second left on the clock, Bryan Kaase let go a full court shot that had a chance to extend the Celts season at the A.I.I. Conference Tournament. The Celts tournament prayers would not be answered. The near miss put a cap to the 2010-2011 season with a 71-69 loss.
The Celts had the first half lead going to the locker room. In the second half the Celts were down by as much as 12, when they started to chip into the Lambuth lead. Four players finished the game in double figures led by Jeremy Lewis’19 points. Sophomore Travis Lampley added 13 points and a season-high 11 assists in what proved to be the last game of the season for St. Thomas.
The Celts finished the season 13-14 in just their second year of existence. They were 8-4 at home and the season featured wins over #4 ranked Texas Wesleyan, a season sweep of Southwestern Assemblies of God, and a road win at Our Lady of the Lake.
Several of the Celts had break-out seasons. Jeremy Lewis was named 1st Team Association of Independent Institutions, while Senior Anthony Medina was 2nd team all A.I.I.; both averaged double figures in scoring for the year. Travis Lampley was ranked 15th in the country in steals per game and 22nd in the country in assists per game.
As a team, the Celts made their mark on the defensive end as they finished sixth in the nation in scoring defense, giving up only 65 points per game. The team also finished ranked 18th in 3-point percentage defense, and 19th in turnover margin.
Shown above: Anthony Medina