UOG Men's Basketball comeback falls short versus Navy Base
The University of Guam Men's Basketball Team suffered two more losses in the Andersen Air Force Base March Madness Tournament at the Coral Reef Recreation Center on the Andersen AFB.
In the first game for the Tritons on March 17, they faced the Guam Navy Base "Slime." UOG fell behind in the first half but made a major comeback in the second half but still ended up losing 94-82.
The Tritons played with the Slime in the first quarter, losing 30-24 at the end of the first period. But UOG went cold in the second quarter, only scoring 10 points while the Navy Base added 27 to lead 57-34 at halftime.
UOG began to fight back in the third quarter, outscoring the Slime by six points in the period and cutting their lead down to 10 points twice in the period. UOG was down 75-64 at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth period, UOG cut the Navy Base lead down to one point at 77-76. The Tritons had three shots to take the lead but could not hit one and the Slime pulled away in the final two minutes to win 94-82.
Logan Hopkins led the Tritons with 23 points, while Ajurrell Grape scored 22 points and Victor Jones added 18 points and AJ Carlos scored 13.
In the second game of the day, the Tritons faced off with the MISAMA Air Force Base for a second time and dropped a 97-75 game.
The Tritons played a solid first quarter and trailed by one, 20-19, after the first 10 minutes. But UOG was down by 10 points at half, 46-36 and held onto the 10-point deficient for the third quarter. MISAMA outscored the Tritons 30-19 in the fourth period to win 97-75.
Logan Hopkins led the Tritons with 34 points with Ajurrell Grape adding 17 points, and Victor Jones scored 10 points.
UOG will open double elimination bracket play at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, and face the Andersen Bombers.
Logan Hopkins will take part in the March Madness Free Throw Shooting Contest along with the Three Point Shooting Contest at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 18.
Photos by UOG Athletics Director Doug Palmer
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