Saturday, December 18, 2010

#12 Falcons Cruise Past St. Augustine’s, 66-47

MORROW, Ga. – The 12th-ranked University of Montevallo men's basketball team (7-1) downed Saint Augustine’s College (1-5), 66-47, in a neutral site contest held at Clayton State University. The Falcons dominated from start to finish as they forced 22 turnovers and held SAC to just 36.2 percent shooting. UM shot 47.2 percent from the field and an outstanding 50 percent from three-point range. UM was led by senior Cecil Coleman (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Bay Tech) who scored 15 points while hitting 6-of-10 shots.

Junior Ryan Westbrooks (Nashville, Tenn./Hillsboro) chipped in 12 points while hitting a pair of three-point shots. Junior Jervan Jackson (St. Thomas, Virgin Islands/South Dade) was the only other Falcon in double-digits with 10 points. Redshirt-sophomore Jonas Brown (Tifton, Ga./Tift County) fell just shy of double-digits as he scored nine points while hitting 3-of-4 shots from three-point range.

Senior Ronald Severtsgaard (East Moline, Ill./United Township) and junior Antoine Davis (Washington, D.C./M.M. Washington) tied for the lead in rebounding with seven each. They also scored seven points each. Davis also led the team in assists with five.

The Falcons never trailed in the game as they opened up with back-to-back threes from Brown to take a 6-2 lead. UM’s largest lead in the first half came at the 3:41 mark as Davis hit a lay-up to give the Falcons a 33-19 lead and 14-point advantage. The Falcons from Saint Augustine’s were able to cut UM’s lead to 12 as time expired in the first half.

Up 36-24 to begin the second half the Falcons continued to roll. Davis, Severtsgaard and Coleman hit back-to-back-to-back lay-ups to open the second period and push the Falcons lead to 18. UM’s largest lead of the game came at the 9:04 mark as Coleman hit a pair of free throws to give UM a 24-point lead. Saint Augustine’s was able to cut the lead to just 13-points late in the second half but that would be as close as they would come as UM rolled to a 66-47 victory.

The Falcons will close out the 2010 portion of their season Thursday, Dec. 30 at 7:00 p.m. as they travel to Christian Brothers University for a chance to avenge their only loss this season.

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