First Day Out
By Kobe Scales
The Morehouse Maroon Tigers basketball team came out scrappy as they secured their first win of the season against Talladega College Tornadoes with a final score of 61-54.
Morehouse kicked things off with a win at home with a nice amount of students and alumni in attendance. This first game resulting in a win has caused players, coaching staff, and students to be what could be another successful season. But most coaches are always looking to improve their teams, even after victories.
“We have to improve on free throws, and we’re not in the best condition,” Morehouse College basketball head coach Douglas Whittler said.
The final box score indicates that Morehouse made more free throws than Talladega, as Morehouse was more aggressive in getting to the line. Shooting 58 percent from the free-throw line each night is not good enough, as coach Whittler indicated. It’s imperative that the Maroon Tigers shoot better from the charity stripe if they plan to have the type of success they had in the previous campaign that led them to the SIAC tournament semifinals.
Morehouse was down five going into halftime, but the team had a strong second half after a slow start. The game was a low-scoring affair that tested the Maroon Tigers’ ability to play team defense.
The Maroon Tigers won the turnover battle in last night’s game tallying seven turnovers to Talledega’s 13. The Maroon Tigers also shot better from three-point range and had more assists.
The Maroon Tigers’ guard Andrew Stewart led the team by scoring 20 points and knocking down five threes. “With the pieces we have right now, we still can win every game in front of us.”
The Morehouse Maroon Tigers will look to pick up their second win of the season on Monday, November 7, when they face Harvard University, in Forbes Arena.
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