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Louis Drops 21, Leading Weevils to Win Over Arkansas Baptist

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MONTICELLO, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello Men’s Basketball team hosted Arkansas Baptist College at Steelman Field House on Tuesday evening for their second home game of the 2022-23 season. The Weevils came out of their fourth contest of the year with a 75-72 win over the Buffaloes.

Newcomer Edwin Louis led the way for Arkansas-Monticello (2-2) with 21 points, going 6-12 on field goals, 2-5 on shots from three-point range, and 7-8 on free throws. He also contributed three rebounds.

Marion Fantina scored 16 points for the Weevils, going 6-7 from two-point range, 3-4 on shots beyond-the-arc, and 1-3 from the free throw line. He also had two rebounds of his own.

Isaac Jackson and Josh Denton each put up 12 and 10 points of their own. Jackson went 5-12 on field goals and 2-2 on free throws with six rebounds. Denton was 5-7 on the evening for field goals, 1-5 on shots from range, and 3-5 on shots from the line while give the Weevils four defensive rebounds.
 
Arkansas Baptist was led by Caleb Parker and Antonio Howard with 14 and 13 points.

The first half of the match began with the Buffaloes hitting a three, as well as another jumper, to put the first five points on the board. This effort was followed by 11 straight points from the Weevils, with six of them coming from Timur Krupalija. Arkansas-Monticello refused to let off the gas peddle for majority of the opening 20 minutes, even taking a 16-point lead at one point. Arkansas Baptist would take advantage of missed shots from UAM, climbing their way back to a five point difference. UAM would go 65% on field goals, hitting 15 out of 23 attempts, as well was 4-7 on three-point shots. The Weevils were able to put up 42 points throughout the entirety, leading 42-38 as the two teams would head into the locker room.

The second half proved to be a dog fight between the two teams as Arkansas Baptist would outscore UAM, 34-33. Three pointers seemed to be the biggest struggle on the half for the Weevils, as there was a total of seven threes, or 21 points, missed out on. The match would eventually come out of a nail biting closing minutes with Arkansas-Monticello on top 75-72.

Arkansas-Monticello committed 16 turnovers in the entirety of the match.

 
UP NEXT
The Weevils return Steelman Field House on Saturday, November 26 when they take on Williams Baptist College. The game is set to tip off at 3:00 p.m.

All live streams and live stats will be available as clickable links on the UAM Men’s basketball schedule.

UAM Athletics would like to give a huge thank you to Tuesday’s game day sponsor, Dominos Pizza. Thank you for your continued support of UAM Athletics!

POSTGAME NOTES

  • Arkansas-Monticello used the starting lineup of Mario FantinaEdwin LouisIsaac JacksonAlex Brogdon and Timur Krupalija for the third time this season.
    • The Weevils also used this starting five in the season opener against Augustana University on Nov. 11.
  • The Weevils have won 23-straight games when scoring 70 or more points.
    • This is dating back to the beginning of the 2020-21 season.
  • Edwin Louis scored a team-high 21 points.
    • This is the most points scored by a Weevil in the 2022-23 season
    • He now leads UAM in scoring on the year with 54 total points through four games, averaging 13.5.
    • Louis has scored double digits in 3-4 games played this season.
  • Mario FantinaIsaac Jackson and Josh Denton each scored 10 or more points for the third time this season.
    • Denton has scored double digits in three straight games.
  • Fantina’s four assists tie for the most by a Weevil this season.
    • Tying Cam Rhodes‘ 4 assists against Ecclesia College on Nov. 17.



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