Motlow didn’t have an easy time with the visiting ASA Spartans from Atlanta. The Bucks trailed 22-15 with nine minutes remaining in the first half before Dequon Miller, who finished with a team-high 25 points, connected on four straight three-point shots to send the Bucks to the intermission leading 48-46.
The Bucks led the entire second half, but their cushion was never comfortable until the final eight minutes, when Motlow stretched a 74-72 advantage to 88-76 with five minutes remaining.
Seven Motlow players scored in double figures, with Greg Mason adding 11 rebounds to his 16 points for the first double-double of the season and the first of Mason’s Motlow career. Miller was the sparkplug, adding seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. Miller had 17 points in the first half.
Trey James scored 11 in the second half and finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots. Emmanuel Ezoua scored 12 and added seven boards and two assists; Kerby Lubin scored 12 points and led the team with five assists; Jordan Riley had 10 points and four rebounds and Reggie Williams added 10 points.
The Bucks (1-2, 0-0) will now jump into Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) play this weekend with a Friday night trip to Jackson State followed by a Saturday afternoon contest at Columbia State. Motlow returns home next Tuesday, Nov. 12, when it hosts Wallace State at 7:30 p.m. the women’s game begins at 5:30 p.m.
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