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Albrecht’s First Try at No. 700 Falls Short

January 04, 2012

Toraino Hellems  
Sophomore Toraino Hellems, along
with Ryun Davis, paced the Archer
attack with 15 points each against
Arizona Western. STLCC lost the
contest 67-56.

The St. Louis Community College men’s basketball team saw quite a test in its first game of 2012. The Archers were tasked with trying to cool off Arizona Western College, which entered Tuesday’s showdown with a 12-2 record in the season’s first half. The Matadors proved to be too much for STLCC, leading throughout in a 67-56 win.

Sophomores Toraino Hellems (Oakville) and Ryun Davis (McCluer North) led the Archers with 15 points each. Freshman guard Harvey Mills (Henrico, Va.) continued his recent string of productive games off the bench, finishing with nine points.

The Archers struggled mightily from the floor in the first half, though the team’s defense was able to keep STLCC in striking distance, as the Archers began the second half trailing 27-18.

Though the offense picked up the pace in the second half, the rally came up short. The Matadors enjoyed a stark contrast in opportunities at the free-throw line, as they were 21 of 31 from the line for the game.

The Archers connected on nine of their 13 opportunities from the stripe.

The Archers (8-6) dropped their first road game since falling to Mineral Area College on Dec. 7.

The loss also means Archers coach Randy Albrecht will have to wait at least one more day before picking up his 700th win at STLCC. The Archers conclude their two-game Arizona trip today (Jan. 4), when they face Tohono O’odham Community College.