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Motlow College Athletic News

Bucks remain at top of TCCAA after split, travel to Dyersburg, Memphis this weekend

Jan. 15, 2019

The Motlow Bucks remain at the top of the TCCAA standings following a weekend that saw them split a pair of home contests with conference rivals.

The Bucks (6-1, 10-7) hammered visiting Roane State 102-75 Friday night at Copperweld Arena before falling to Walters State 93-81 Saturday afternoon. Motlow will face two huge challenges this weekend on the road, visiting Dyersburg State (5-2, 12-3) on Friday, then continuing west to face Southwest Tennessee (5-2, 8-5) in Memphis on Saturday.

Nearing the halfway point of the conference season the Bucks are one game ahead of Dyersburg, Walters and Southwest, each of which has two conference losses. Chattanooga State holds down the fifth spot in the league with a 4-3 record.

After leading by only two points at halftime against Roane State Friday, the Bucks outscored the Raiders 60-35 in the second half. Motlow had its best shooting night of the season, connecting on 59.7 percent of its shots, including 7-18 three pointers and 21-31 free throws.

Darius Harding led all scorers with 18 points, while Josh Endicott recorded a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds, along with two blocked shots. Moses Fofana had 14 points, Jarius Key scored 10, and Marcus Lacey and Kin Webster each added nine points. Leo Castillo led the Bucks with five assists and added a pair of steals and five points.

Walters State marched into Lynchburg and blistered the nets from start to finish Saturday, hitting 58.2 percent of their shots, including 8-17 three pointers and 21-29 free throws. The Bucks shot 44.4 percent from the field, 8-28 from three-point range, and connected on 17-21 free throws. The Senators led the entire game, including building a 52-38 halftime advantage.

Harding scored 22 for Motlow and added three assists, while Castillo had 18 points, Josh Greer scored 12, Lacey added 11 and Endicott scored nine with 10 rebounds. Bryce McBride led the Bucks with four assists.

Moses Fofana
Motlow State freshman Moses Fofana drives towards the basket during the Bucks' 102-75 win over Roane State Friday night at Copperweld Arena. Fofana, who played his high school basketball at St. Benedict in Memphis, scored 14 points and added two rebounds, two assists and two steals. Photo by Jeff Reed Photography.