Loggers shut out Robert Morris in Homecoming win

Jacob Fisher, Staff Writer

Coming into the Homecoming game against Robert Morris Eagles, the men’s basketball team would face a 1-4 record in their last five games.  Sitting below the .500 mark, the Loggers fought hard against the Eagles.

Head Coach Jones stated that this game against the Eagles was a must win to get back on the right track.  Jones added, “We played them earlier in the year and knew it should be a game we should win.”

To start the game off, both teams flexed their muscles with 3-pointers from the arch.  Logger’s momentum shifted to their favor.  Six minutes into the game, Loggers took a 10-point lead over the Eagles.

While the Eagles fought an uphill battle, Loggers mindset stayed in the game and kept in front of Robert Morris Eagles.  With Lincoln Land playing defense, Loggers only gave up 28 points in the first 20 minutes, going into the locker room with a 20-point lead.

Coming back to the court, Lincoln Land kept the aggression on Robert Morris.  Halfway through the second half, Robert Morris tried to find some life and pulled within only 13 points against the Loggers.

Coach Jones has praised DAaron Owens as he has stepped up his playing well and Jerrid Cosby as another member of the team who was playing well.

As fouls were being raked up against both teams through the half, Loggers kept the fouls out of their heads and held onto win, 89-67.  With the shutout win, Lincoln Land Loggers snapped a 4-straight game losing streak, moving the team back to .500 winning percentage.

Looking forward to the rest of the season against conference teams, Coach Jones went on record, “Hopefully we will be full strength by the end of the season and be able to make a run.  At this stage, we just want to improve every day.”

“I haven’t had a full team since the fourth game of the season, so it’s hard to anticipate [the early 5-0 start to the season],” Coach Jones has stated.  During the Robert Morris game, Loggers had the most guys dress for the game since early November.  “We have played games with as few as seven players.  Hopefully, guys will continue to get healthy and get into shape going into March.”