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(Neb)-CSC Men Drop To 0-5 With 70-59 Loss at Northern State

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/23/2019 11:41 PM
By Con Marshall  CSC Sports Information          Box Score

Chadron State sank seven of its first 10 field goal shots while building a 20-9 lead over the Northern State in the nine minutes of their men's basketball game Saturday afternoon in Aberdeen, S.D., but the host Wolves came on strong in the final stages and won a 70-59 decision.

Northern is now 4-2 while Chadron State remains winless after five starts, all on the road.

"We really just challenged our guys to show some toughness," Chadron State Head Men's Basketball Coach Houston Reed said.  "We felt like if we really challenged them, we could get them out of their game. At halftime they made some adjustments, and in the second half, they were just better than we were."

The 11-point (20-9) lead was the Eagles' largest. They also were ahead 30-20 with 2:40 left in the first half, but the difference was just 32-27 at intermission.

The Wolves took the lead for keeps at 42-40 with 12:30 remaining.  The margin was just 61-57 after CSC point guard Colby Jackson buried a 3-pointer with 2:30 left, but Northern tallied nine of the final 11 points.

CSC shot 46.8 percent (22-47) from the field while Northern hit 44.4 percent (24-54). Each team grabbed 32 rebounds.

The Eagles committed 23 turnovers which mirrors their season average to date, of 23.6 per game.

"Turnovers have been the telltale sign of our non-conference schedule so far," said Reed. "We have to take better care of the basketball. For the most part we did, but we were a little off-target with the pass, down the stretch. That's just going to come with some chemistry."

Mason Stark, a 6-2 sophomore, led the winners with 22 points, followed by 6-8 sophomore Parker Fox with 15 and 6-4 junior Andrew Kallman with 14.

Jackson led the Eagles with 14 points while sophomore center Jacob Jefferson added 11. 

Chadron State will finally play its first home game of the season at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 against another Aberdeen team--the Presentation College Saints.    

Chadron State--Colby Jackson 14, Jacob Jefferson 11, Brian Rodriguez 8, Michael Sparks 7, Kenan Gray 7, Brady Delimont 6, Walker Andrew 2, Stephon Bell 2,  Andre Sepeda 2. Totals: 22-47 (5-18) 10-14 59 points, 32 rebounds, 23 turnovers.
Northern State--Mason Stark 22, Parker Fox 15, Andrew Kallman 14, Tommy Chapman 10, Gabe King 5, Jordan Belka 2, Cole Dahl 2.  Totals: 24-54 (7-25) 15-26 70 points, 32 rebounds, 13 turnovers.

                Chadron State            32       27       ---59
                Northern State            27       43       ---70

3-pointers: CSC--Jackson 3, Sparks 1, Delimont 1. NSU--Kallman 3, Stark 2, Chapman 1, King 1.


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