| Men Win Big, Lose Nail Biter in Classic |
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team
played in the Halo Classic at Our Lady of the Lake University this weekend, Nov. 16-17.
The men played two games which ended in a big win and a hard loss.
On the first day of the tournament, the Celts defeated Lubbock Christian University, 70-54. The Celts came out knocking down 3-pointers against LCU going six of 10 in the first half alone. After leading 34-21 at halftime, the Celts widened the lead to as much as 22.
On day two of the Classic, the Celts suffered a heartbreaking loss to the No. 5 ranked Hillcats of Rogers State University, 62-63. Rogers State, a perennial National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics
powerhouse had to work hard the full 40 minutes to stave off the Celts.
St. Thomas led 26-21 at the half, but RSU came out firing in the second half and quickly took a 33-30 lead. The contest had 11 lead changes.
The loss is the first of the season for UST and improved Rogers State to 5-0. St. Thomas was led by Lampley who had 20 points and nine assists. Kaase chipped in 11 points and eight rebounds while junior Nate McAnelly
added 8 points off the bench.
The Celts next game is at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20
at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, before the team gets a break for Thanksgiving. The Celts are currently ranked No. 1 in the Red River Athletic Conference
--- Pictured: Travis Lampley