posted on February 03, 2010 11:11
MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile men's basketball team used a dominating first half to take down NAIA No. 18 Tougaloo College 81-64 in Gulf Coast Athletic Conference action at Pharr Gym Thursday evening.
Ji Kimbrough led Mobile with 21 points and 9 assists, Donte Walker added 17 points and 7 rebounds, Robert Golston finished with 10 points and 8 rebounds, and Kevin Calloway added 10 points and 7 boards off the bench.
Mobile (12-7, 5-5) visits GCAC foe Loyola University - New Orleans Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 pm.
In the opening half, Mobile out shot the Bulldogs 67% to 35% from the field and built a 48-27 lead at intermission. The Rams also out shot Tougaloo 50% to 0% from 3-point range and finished with a 22-10 rebounding edge.
Mobile never trailed after Robert Golston opened the scoring with an offensive putback, and the game was only tied up once, at 2-2. From there, the Rams went on a 17-6 run to build an 11 point lead, with forwards Ben Healey, Matthew Turner and Golston combining for 10 points down low. Tougaloo got within 5 points with 11:01 left on the clock, but the Rams answered with a 12-3 run to take a 14-point lead with 4:28 left. Mobile then closed out the half with a 12-2 run to take the 21-point advantage at the break.
In the final half, the Rams never led by less than 10 points and led by as much as 24 points (54-30 with 17:15 left).