Fisher Scores Career-High 21 Points, Mustangs Fall to Oglethorpe 77-76
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Stevenson men's basketball team shot under 40 percent from the floor for just the second time this season while Oglethorpe connected on 42.9 percent of its three-pointers en route to a 77-76 victory over the Mustangs Monday at the Country Inn and Suites Holiday Classic.
The Mustangs (8-2), who had their six-game win streak snapped, suffered just their second loss on the season, both by just one point.
Neither team scored in the games first 3:23 as the two teams combined to go 0-for-9. After the Petrels (11-1) took a 15-10 advantage, Stevenson would use an 11-0 run to give them a six point lead, its largest of the game.
A jump shot by sophomore Christian Roberts would give the Mustangs a 27-22 lead with 2:57 in the first half. However, a 7-0 run by Oglethorpe would give the hosts a 29-27 lead at the break.
The Petrels built the largest lead of the game at eight after starting the second half on a 10-2 run.
Sparked by four points from junior Justin Kuntz, Stevenson responded with a run of their own to tie the game at 39 with 14:51 remaining.
Trailing by four, Roberts completed a three-point play with 50 seconds remaining to cut the Mustangs deficit to just one.
With one second remaining, Roberts jumper fell short to give the Petrels thier second win of the tournament.
Sophomore Erik Fisher, who scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds, was named to the All-Classic Team.
Oglethorpe was led by Tyler Courson who had a game-high 25 points while Drew Patrick finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
The Petrels' Victor Rohlfs was named the Country Inn and Suites Classic MVP.
The Mustangs held a 44-34 advantage in rebounds while scoring 44 points in the paint and 22 points off turnovers.
Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, January 4 when they host a Commonwealth Conference contest with Widener beginning at 3:00 p.m. Last season the Mustangs and Pride split their two games, each team winning at home.