>>Emmanual Bell, Guest Writer

Over Winter Break, The APSU men’s basketball team played 10 games and went 4-6.

On Saturday, Dec. 13, The Govs were at home against Lipscomb University. APSU lost 68-59, with Ed Dyson leading the way with 21 points for the Govs. APSU shot 33 percent in one of their worst shooting performances this season.

Bouncing back from that loss, APSU was victorious 73-70 over Troy University on Monday, Dec. 15. Chris Horton had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds with another 3 blocks on top of that.The Govs led by as much as 16 early in the second half and struggled down the stretch but they still found a way to win.

Thursday, Dec. 18, came with a huge 76-52 win at home for the Govs versus Oakland City University.Josh Robinson had 23 points to lead the Govs in scoring with 21 of those points coming from the three-point line. The Govs managed to take advantage of turnovers, scoring 25 points off Oakland City’s miscues.

For the second time this season, APSU took on Lipscomb on Sunday, Dec. 21. Once again, APSU lost, this time 69-63. Chris Freeman led the Govs with 15 points.

Following that loss, APSU was given a 10-day break for the holidays and retook the court on Wednesday, Dec. 31, against the University of North Florida. The Govs got the win 65-60 in a close fight. Freeman once again led the Govs in scoring with 23 points in the game.

To start off the new year, APSU traveled to take on the University of Mississippi on Saturday, Jan. 3, and lost 92-63 in Oxford. The Govs leading scorer was Khalil Davis with 20 points.

On Thursday, Jan. 8, the Govs suffered another loss, this time 72-59 to Jacksonville State University. Horton led the Govs with 19 points and 13 rebounds. APSU shot 14 percent from the three-point range, which was the lowest percentage of the season for the Govs.

Saturday, Jan. 10, made it a three game losing streak for the Govs, who were taken down by Tennessee Tech University 72-56. Leading the way in scoring for APSU was Davis with 14 points.

Thursday, Jan. 15, came with a hard fought victory for the Govs, beating Tennessee State University 69-68. Zavion Williams had a tip-in off of a missed free throw to take the lead with 6.4 seconds left that would prove to be the game winner, and Robinson led the Govs in scoring with 15 points.

The last game of winter break came on Saturday, Jan. 17, against Belmont University, with APSU losing 83-89. Horton had a double-double in the game with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

To start off the new semester, the Govs lost to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  69-65 on Thursday, Jan. 22, with Robinson leading the Govs in scoring with 17. TAS