By MARLON SCOTT – email@example.com
The CMSU Mules came out kicking, but it was not enough to stop the Govs high-powered offense from overcoming a 12-point deficit and earn the 107-96 exhibition win.
This was the fifth time the two teams faced each other in an exhibition game. This win makes the Govs record against the Mules 4-1.
Six different Govs’ players scored double-digit points.
“What I was really thinking was hold on guys, they can’t keep shooting that well. Fortunately for us, that was true,” said Govs’ head coach Dave Loos. “ We did have to improve our defense, but I have to give them a lot of credit. They just shot lights out.”
The Mules cooled down and the Govs heated up in the second half. The Govs came out and outscored the Mules 11-7 to close the gap, 60-64. With 14:41 remaining in the game they took the 71-70 lead.
The two teams tied at 79, then the Govs went on a 6-2 run to take the lead. The Mules made one last push to get within a point, but the Govs kept them from regaining the lead the rest of the game. The Govs outscored the Mules 58-39 in the second half. They shot 65 percent from the field in the second half while the Mules dropped to just 39 percent.
“Coach emphasized they were a really good squad coming out and we can’t take this team lightly,” Terry said. “They are a pretty good ball club, but we wanted to come into the game and concentrate on what we know how to do and luckily it worked out for us.