Gophers Lose Close Game to Hood Blazers

Gophers Lose Close Game to Hood Blazers

FREDRICK, MD. - The Goucher(1-3) Men's Basketball team traveled to Hood College(4-0) tonight and just fell short 59-55.  Both teams battled back and forth as neither team led by more than 6 points. The lead changed 9 times and the score was tied 8 times. The Blazers outscored the Gophers 18-3 at the foul line.  

Senior Jesse Mondry led Goucher in scoring with 16 points and Junior Elliott Wiley contributed 10 points. Senior Chris Outing just fell short of a double-double with 8 points 9 rebounds.

The Blazers were led by Ian Eversull's 21 points.

How It Happened:

·     The lead changed 17 times and was tied 3 times

·     The Blazers had 12 offensive rebounds that led to 9 second chance points and the Gophers only grabbed 4 that resulted in 4 second chance points. 

·     Both teams committed 20 turnovers but Hood outscored Goucher 20 to 10 points off of the turnovers.

·     Hood also outscored Goucher in the paint 26 to 14.

Coach's Thoughts:

·     "We had our chances to win the game tonight, but we hurt ourselves too much with our mistakes" 

·     "I'm happy with how we competed and responded during a close game, but we need to improve on making the right plays at the right time.  Hopefully this experience will allow for us to grow as a team"

·     "Hood deserves a lot of credit because they beat us in several areas especially on the offensive glass and converting our turnovers into points."

Next Up:

·     The Gophers return to action on Saturday, November 26 vs St. Vincent College at the Carnegie Mellon Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA.  The Gophers will tip-off at 1:00 pm