Mixed results for Men's Basketball for Zweifel Classic
Asbury 86, Montreat (N.C.) 78
The Eagles would earn their first win of the season with a hard-fought 86-78 win over Montreat (N.C.) in the second game of the Cecil Zweifel Classic. Michael Spann would lead Asbury with 18 points and 9 rebounds as the Eagles hung on for the win despite not making a three-point attempt for the second game in the row. The Eagles largest lead came at 57-34 early in the second half. Free throws down the stretch would seal the win as Asbury would convert 22 of their 31 attempts, including a perfect 15-of-15 from Brett Johnson and Michael Spann. Johnson would once again land in foul trouble, limiting himself to only 17 minutes of game action.
Virginia Intermont 82, Asbury 73
The Eagles ended their three-point field goal drought early in the second half on a made attempt by freshman Jonathan Edwards, however 4-of-19 shooting from behind the arc for the game sealed their second loss of the season. Michael Spann again led the team with 21 points, including 7-of-7 from the free throw line. Spann now stands at 21-of-21 from the charity stripe on the season. Brett Johnson recorded his first double-double of the year with 18 points and 11 rebounds but fouled out and earned a subsequent technical for the rare 6th foul of the game.
The Eagles will next take the court on Friday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m. as they take on UVA-Wise.