Last night, the ACU men’s basketball team played a nearly flawless game against Paul Quinn College, winning the game 88-70
ACU pounded Paul Quinn on the boards from the start of the game, and the Tigers were unable to keep up with the high-powered Wildcat offense.
The ‘Cats built a eighteen point lead after only one half of play, scoring a season high fifty-two first half points and leaving Paul Quinn in the dust.
The Wildcats played stifling defense throughout most of the first half, leading to a plethora of Paul Quinn turnovers.
Highlights in this game included stellar three point shooting by all of the ACU guards and monster dunks by seniors Eric Kibi and Zach Williams that looked like they had been taken out of an ESPN highlight reel.
Despite a few runs by the Tigers in the second half, Paul Quinn College was unable to ever pose a real threat, and ended up losing this game by a considerable margin.
Williams led the Wildcats in scoring with twenty-one points, but he was not the only Wildcat that had a big game offensively.
The Wildcats had three more players in double figures. Kendall Durant had thirteen points, Dosh Simms finished with twelve, and Kibi had fourteen points to go along with his ten rebounds.
The Wildcats will look to make it two straight victories when they take on the Arlington Baptist College Patriots this Saturday in Moody Coliseum at 4 p.m.
Arlington Baptist may have trouble on Saturday considering that the Wildcats have dominated their non-conference opponents inside Moody Coliseum this season, with an unblemished record of 6-0.
If the ‘Cats are able to take care of business on Saturday afternoon, ACU will be in a great position to make their late season surge by winning every game in their home stand.
“These three home games in a row are important for us,” point guard Antonio Bell said. “We want to gain some confidence and start making a statement about our team.”
Momentum is always important in college athletics, and putting their slow start to LoneStar Conference play in the rear view mirror and finishing strong is the focus of every player in the ACU locker room.
“This game is big for us. ” Senior Ben Warton said. They have played well against some really good teams, so if we can get to .500 that will give us a huge confidence boost going into the last part of conference play.”