Patriots Outlast Moundbuilders, Fox Scores 32

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It was a back and forth battle on Saturday between Southwestern College and Dallas Baptist at Burg Gymnasium .  Senior Nick Fox rallied for 32 points, just nine points shy of his season high, as the Patriots outlasted the Moundbuilders 73-66.  Senior Jordan Kirschke added 14 points in the Patriots’ victory while Freshman Jason Gentryhad a team-high five assists.

DBU got off to a quick start as they led the Moundbuilders by 13 points just 11 minutes in to regulation. Fox and  Kirschke led the Patriots in the first quarter as the team shot nearly 45% from the field and managed nearly 40% from three point land.  The Patriots carried an eight point advantage heading in to halftime.

rp_primary_Homecoming vs WBU-187The Moundbuilders cut their deficit to three points just four minutes in to play when Taylor Johnson drained a three from outside the arch.  The Patriots bounced back and extended their lead by 11 points with an aggressive inside-the-paint bucket from Junior Remy Ndiaye.

The Moundbuilders made one last run but fell short to the determined Patriots who concluded their weekend effort with a 73-66 victory.  The Patriots improved to 5-5 on the season and remain undefeated in Heartland Conference play.

The Patriots will be back in action on Thursday, January 3, at the Burg Center as they face off against the Lions of Arkansas Fort Smith.

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