MONTICELLO, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello Men’s Basketball team took on Great American Conference foe Henderson State University in their second conference match-up of the 2022-23 season on Saturday afternoon. The Weevils came out of their seventh contest of the year with a 64-61 loss to the Reddies.
Newcomer Isaac Jackson once again led the way for Arkansas-Monticello (3-4, 0-2 GAC) with a season-high scoring performance. Jackson posted 23 points in the match, going 7-13 on field goals throughout the match. He also went 2-3 on shots from three-point range and 7-9 on free throws with eight rebounds and four assists contributed on the day.
Edwin Louis and Timur Krupalija each contributed 14 and 10 points of their own for the Weevils against Henderson State. Louis went 5-14 on field goals and 4-10 on three-pointers with two rebounds and three assists. Krupalija was 5-8 on field goals while giving Arkansas-Monticello two rebounds and an assist.
Henderson State was led by Alvin Miles with 14 points.
The first half of the match began with a layup from Henderson State, followed by a back and forth battle with the lead being swapped five times in the first 10 minutes of the match. The Weevils would continue to hold onto the lead for the remainder of the opening 20 minutes, shooting for 50% on field goals, hitting 11 out of 22 attempts, as well was 4-8 on three-point shots. The Weevils were able to put up 29 points throughout the entirety, leading 29-26 as the two teams would head into the locker room.
The second half opened with the Reddies scoring multiple times and regaining control of the match. Arkansas-Monticello would fall behind by a half-high of eight points before climbing their way back to a 59-59 ball-game with three minutes left on the clock. Henderson State would jump ahean and keep the lead for the remainder of the half. The match would eventually come out to a close with Henderson State on top 64-61.
Arkansas-Monticello committed 18 turnovers in the entirety of the match.
The Weevils return to action on Saturday, December 10 as they travel to Searcy, Arkansas to take on in-state, Great American Conference foe Harding University. The game is set to tip off at 7:30 p.m.
All live streams and live stats will be available as clickable links on the UAM Men’s basketball schedule.
- Arkansas-Monticello used the starting lineup of Edwin Louis,Isaac Jackson,Josh Denton,Alex BrogdonandTimur Krupalija for the first time this season.
- Isaac Jackson scored a team-high 23 points.
- This is a season and career high points for Jackson.
- 23 points scored is the most scored by a Weevil this season
- Edwin Louis and Timur Krupalija both found a double digit game of their own.
- Louis has scored 10+ points in six games for the Weevils this year.
- Krupalija has now scored double digits in five games this season.
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