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Men's Basketball Downs Shawnee St., 77-60

Men's Basketball Downs Shawnee St., 77-60

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - The Thomas More men's basketball team got a preview of what to come next year in the NAIA Mid-South Conference as they took on Shawnee St. today. The Saints downed the Bears, 77-60, improving to 13-7 overall on the season. 

  • The Saints and Bears went point for point almost the entirety of the first-half. 
  • Ralph Stone led the team in points the first-half, recording nine, along with a three-way tie for the game-high of five rebounds. 
  • The Saints shot .344 from the field nad .357 from beyond the arc, compared to Shawnee St.'s .500 from both the field and beyond the arc. The Saints had the advantage in free-throws, however, shooting 1.000 compared to the Bears' .333. 
  • Thomas More went into the locker room up by two, 29-27. 

  • The Saints kept the momentum from the first-half and went on a 16-5 run out of the gate and never looked back. 
  • Damion King and Ryne Callahan took charge in the second-half, each putting up 13 points and three assists. 
  • The Saints out-shot the Bears in the second-half, .571 from the field, .500 from beyond the arc, and .900 from the foul line, compared to the Bears' .414 from the field, .375 from beyond th earc, and .600 from the foul line. 
  • Thomas More out-scored Shawnee St. in the second-half 48-33. 

  • Four different Saints reached double-digits points tonight, while Brandon Horne was eight points shy of reaching his 1,000th career point. 
  • Horne finished with 12 points, six rebounds, two assists, a game-high of four steals, and a perfect four-for-four from the foul line. 
  • Callahan, who was named the Jimmy John's Player of the Game, led the game with 18 points, along with three rebounds, five assists, and zero turnovers. 
  • King and Stone both finished with 17 points on the night. Stone also grabbed eight rebounds, as well as two assists and one steal and King added three rebounds, three assists, and three steals. 
  • Ryan Batte was tied for the three-way game high of eight rebounds, along with five points, two assists, and one steal. 
  • Garren Bertsch put up eight points, along with three rbounds and one assist. 
  • The Saints finished the game shooting .450 from the field, .429 from beyond the arc, and .917 from the foul line. 
  • Thomas More had the advantage in rebounds, 32-31, assists, 16-10, and, steals, 9-5.
  • The Saints also led the game in points off turnovers, 20-6, second-chance points, 11-7 , and fast-break points, 11-6.

  • The Saints take on Geneva on Jan. 26.