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Archer Men Suffer Fourth Straight Loss
January 23, 2013
Travon Williams led STLCC scorers with 17 points, but
Entering his team’s current four-game stretch of road contests, Randy Albrecht expected this week to be one of the toughest of the season for the St. Louis Community College men’s basketball squad.
Two games in, the Archers’ head coach’s prediction is holding true.
STLCC ran into one of its toughest opponents of the season in Three Rivers Community College on Tuesday, falling to the Raiders 90-61. Three Rivers gained control of the game early, entering halftime with a 48-32 lead. The Raiders only added on from there, as their depth served them well. Four players reached double figures in scoring.
Freshman guard Travon Williams (University City) was one of the lone bright spots for the Archers, as he led all STLCC scorers with 17 points.
Three Rivers had been mired in an uncharacteristic five-game losing streak, and was winless in four previous Region XVI matchups entering Tuesday. Credit a 9-for-20 night from three-point range that pulled the Raiders out of that slump. By comparison, the Archers connected on just three of 17 three-point attempts. The Raiders were also aided by 39 attempts from the free-throw line, of which they sank 29. STLCC hit 10 of its 14 chances from the charity stripe.
The loss was the fourth in a row for the Archers, who dropped to 14-6 on the season.
STLCC will look to rebound quickly, when the Archers travel to Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley on Saturday for their third consecutive road game.