Mountaineers fall to Javelinas – Western Colorado University Athletics

KINGSVILLE, TX. Western Colorado was early in the game against Texas A&M – Kingsville. But midway through the first half, the Javelinas’ offense got underway and grew hotter as the game progressed, resulting in the Mountaineers losing 78-42.

JUST THE FACTS
end result: Texas A&M – Kingsville defeated. Western Colorado 78-42.
Records: Western Colorado 0-2, Texas A&M-Kingsville 3-1.
Location: Steinke Center; Kingsville, Texas.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Things started well for the Mountaineers, who started the game with a 7-2 run after a three by Jaelan McCloud, a layup by Kade Juelfs and a dunk by Robel Desta. Texas A&M – Kingsville responded with an 8-7 win over Western in the next three minutes, going 14-10 in the first half in favor of Western’s 11-51.
  • The Javelinas finished the game minutes later with 14 points apiece. But Jonathan McCloud gave the Mountaineers a three-point lead after knocking down the three. Texas A&M – Kingsville responded with a 4-0 run, resulting in an 18-17 lead.
  • However, McCloud again hit three more, giving Western a 20-18 lead. With 6:06 left to go at halftime, the Javelinas’ offense caught fire, leading them to separate from the Mountaineers and finish the quarter on a 14-2 run. At halftime, Western was 22:34 behind.
  • Texas A&M offense and defense came out of halftime locked and ready to go, going on a 15-4 run that lasted six minutes and 15 seconds.
  • Trailing 49-26, Western fought on – McCloud, Jae. knocked down a jumper, Trevin Lieck hit two free throws and Mason Black made a layup and cut the lead to 49-32.
  • That was the next point where the Mountaineers took the lead for the remainder of the game, as the Javelinas’ offense couldn’t be stopped.

COURT NOTICES

  • McCloud, Jae., was the team’s leading scorer, dropping 11 points. Lieck was right behind him with 10 points of his own. Desta was the lead rebounder with seven while Syris Williams had two steals in the game.
  • Overall, the Mountaineers shot 28.8 percent (15 of 52) from the field, 19 percent (4 of 21) from three, and 61.5 percent (8 of 13) from the free throw line.
  • For Texas A&M – Kingsville, they had three players in double digits (15,11,10) in the scoring category. As a whole they shot; 43.3 percent (29 of 67) from the field, 20 percent (2 of 10) from three and 78.3 percent (18 of 23) from the free throw line.

NEXT

Western Colorado will be home for the first time this season on Friday (Nov. 25), taking on Simon Fraser and Northern New Mexico (Nov. 26) at the Inn at Tomichi Inn Thanksgiving Classic. Both games will be played at 3 p.m

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