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MBB Defeats Rice at Tudor Fieldhouse
Adrian Morales
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team defeated the Rice University Owls 72-59 on Nov. 10 in the Owls home opener at Tudor Fieldhouse.

Rice took a 6-1 lead early and stayed on top until guard Adrian Morales came in to hit four 3-pointers over a four-minute span. The boost gave St. Thomas a 25-15 lead, and the Celts led 34-21 at the half.

In the second half, Rice cut the lead to eight twice, but the Celts held strong defeating the Owls on their home court.

Celt scoring leader and game-changer Adrian Morales had 17 points for the night. Travis Lampley, who played the entire 40 minutes, had 14 points and 12 assists for a double-double. Caleb Williams had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Bryan Kaase shot for 14 points and eight rebounds. Nate McAnelly also kicked in eight points.

The Celts are 2-0 on the season and will play Jarvis Christian College at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 in Jerabeck Gym.

Pictured: Adrian Morales

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