Rams Take Down Badgers In SSAC Action
posted on January 26, 2012 22:53
MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile men's basketball team bested rival Spring Hill 79-73 in SSAC action.
Mobile (9-11, 5-5) will visit Faulkner Saturday at 4 pm.
Antonio Hester led the Rams with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Ji Kimbrough finished with 18, Matthew Turner scored 11 and grabbed 9 boards and Jonathan Tinch tallied 10 points.
Todd Martin led the Badgers with 17 points, while Stephen Burches added 14 points and 6 assists.
The two teams went back-and-forth early before Spring Hill grabbed a 16-10 lead. But, the Rams answered with a 17-3 run to grab a 27-19 lead with 6:52 to play on an offensive putback from Turner. Mobile went on to stretch that lead to 40-29 on a pair of free throws from Cody Scott, but the Badgers ended the half on a 7-0 run, with five points coming from Martin.
The Rams would never give up the lead in the second half. They pushed the advantage to 10 at 59-49 with 10:17 to play on a 3-ball from Christian Salinas, but Spring Hill went on a 16-8 run to cut it to 67-65 with 4:37 to play on back-to-back 3's from Martin. Hester answered with a 3-point play and Kimbrough finished out the half with six points in the final 2:19 to help ice it.