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Andrews Late Run Sinks Golden Eagles 82-61

Mike Huberty dishes as he goes baseline against a trio of Andrews University players.
Mike Huberty dishes as he goes baseline against a trio of Andrews University players.

A late surge by Andrews University fueled by a stretch of Golden Eagles turnovers, allowed the Cardinals to escape Founders Hall gym with an 82-61 road win. The Red and Black were locked in a battle by a much smaller Navy and Gold team for most of the afternoon before employing a trapping defense which took its toll.

The Golden Eagles took an 7-0 lead before Andrews got on the board, and the lead surged to a nine point advantage by virtue of some accurate three point shooting. Andrews would not go away and made a late first half run to grab a 33-32 lead at the break.

Early in the second half, the Golden Eagles heated up from long distance again and stretched a second half lead to as many as 11 points before Andrews made another nice run dumping the ball into the low post. Things were tied at 53-53 before Mike Huberty (Alliance, OH / Marlington), hit a three pointer and was fouled on a driving layup. Huberty converted on the layup and foul shot to spot the Golden Eagles to a 59-53 lead before Andrews answered with a flurry of points.

The Cardinals turned up the pressure defense and forced four straight turnovers before the hosts got a viable shot at the basket but missed. In the last several minutes miscues led to easy looks in the lane for the Cardinals and a near lopsided score in a close game.

Huberty led the Golden Eagles with 17 points making four three pointers, while Malik Campbell (Canton, OH / Canton South) added 13 and Jacob Hicks (Canton, OH / Central Catholic) had 12.

The Navy and Gold return to action tomorrow night, Monday, December 17 versus Lourdes University at 6 p.m.

     

JaJuantae Young secures a rebound as teammate Jacob Hicks helps seal out Andrews' 6'9" forward Jeremiah Irby.  (Photos by Memories by Lois)

 

Mike Huberty drives by Andrews' 6'9" Jeremiah Irby and scored the bucket and the and-one.  

(Photo by Dave Contini)