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Lions' men's basketball team slips to 1-1 with a 59-39 home setback to DePauw University

Sunday, November 18, 2012
by Dane Neumeister

DePauw University posted a nine-point halftime lead, and held off an early second half Mount comeback attempt, as they upended the Lions today in action in the MSJ Tip-Off Classic, 59-39. The Mount, 1-1 this season, returns to action on Nov. 21 when they play at Thomas More College. DePauw improved to 2-0 on the season with the win.

Neither team shot well in the first 20 minutes of play, as the Lions connected on just six-of-26 shots, including three-of-16 from behind the three-point arc. The Lions had the deficit at 10 points, 31-21, after Andy Countryman (Peebles, OH/Peebles) connected on a three-pointer with 16:29 to play in the game, only to see the Tigers go on a 6-0 run over the next 3:23. The closest the Mount would get again was to within 12 points, 37-25 after a Countryman lay-up with 11:50, as the Lions struggled throughout the second half to find the mark on a consistent basis. DePauw, meanwhile, would make 55 percent of its second half field goal attempts, and convert nine-of-12 free throws in the final 20 minutes of action en route to the win.

The Mount shot 31 percent from the field to DePauw's 43 field goal shooting for the game, while the Tigers were seven-of-16 from long range to the Lions' six-of-26 from behind thre three-point arc. DePauw also held a 40-21 rebounding edge. They committed 17 turnovers while the Lions committed 14 miscues.

Joel Scudder (Greendale, IN/South Dearborn) led the Mount with 18 points while Countryman added 11 points. Ken Kunkel (Cincinnati, OH/Colerain) had a game-high tying seven rebounds.


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