The Maryville College men's basketball team dropped their second challenge of the season during the conclusion of the 2019 Randy Lambert Classic with a 78-60 defeat at the hands of Webster University on Sunday evening in MC's Boydson Baird Gymnasium.
The Scots struggled to find their shooting touch in the first half connecting on 10-of-31 attempts from the floor including a 3-of-13 effort from beyond the arc. The Gorlocks countered with a 47% shooting effort from the floor while out rebounding their hosts 23-19. At the intermission, Maryville trailed 36-30 with Barron Nease pacing the Scots' scoring with seven points on a 3-of-4 effort from the floor.
At the 13:25 mark in the second half, Maryville's Joshua Brooks deposited a three-pointer to tie the game at 48-48. Four minutes later, Webster maintained only a two-point advantage (55-53). Beginning at the 9:40 mark, the Gorlock's went on a 15-2 run over the next six minutes to pull away to a 70-55 lead. The Scots' 36% shooting was not enough to overcome Webster's 56% second-half attack.
Webster (1-3) finished hitting 51% from the floor for the challenge. Josh Johnson paced the Gorlocks with 21 points while Rodson Etienne added 19 points. Enrique Tankins posted a double-double with 13 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.
Maryville (0-2) finished 21-of-61 (34%) from the floor including a 6-for-27 effort (22%) from the perimeter. MC also struggled at the free-throw line hitting only 12-of-26 opportunities. Joshua Brooks led the Scots for the second consecutive game with 13 points and six assists while hitting 50% of his shots. Freshman Barron Nease finished 4-for-9 from the floor including a pair of treys for a 10-point effort. Kordell Kah added eight points off the bench while both Felix Uadiale and Nicholas Clifton paced MC on the boards with seven each.
The Scots will now prepare for a tough road challenge at Emory & Henry College on Saturday, November 23 in Emory, Virginia. Tip-off is slated for 2:00 p.m.