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Archers Hold Off Washington University JV

February 12, 2013

Cameron Hicks  
Cameron Hicks' hot shooting lifted the Archers to a 77-68
win over the Washington University junior varsity squad
Feb. 11. Hicks led all scorers with 18 points.

With one week remaining in the regular season, the St. Louis Community College men’s basketball team was in need of a spark.

That spark Monday night came in the person of sophomore forward Cameron Hicks (Clayton), whose hot shooting night lifted the Archers to a 77-68 win over the Washington University junior varsity team.

Hicks scored a team-high 19 points Monday on 8-of-10 shooting.

The Archers (18-8) had struggled recently, and with just three regional games remaining, are in need of a strong finish before beginning the Region XVI Tournament. The Archers also received solid production from freshman guard Travon Williams (University City), who came off the bench to score 15 points, including three second-half 3-pointers.

With the win, the Archers will finish the season undefeated against four-year junior varsity programs, but had their hands full with the visiting Bears. WU kept the game tight throughout the first half, keeping the Archers within one possession until freshman guard Kuna Lahai-Pumagoi (Edwardsville) banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give STLCC a 38-32 lead at the half.

The Archers held on to a narrow lead for much of the second half, before pulling away late at the free-throw line.

“We’ve lost to teams we knew we could beat, and tonight we just decided to do whatever we had to do to get the ‘W’,” Hicks said.  “We just need to come out and play. We always have a slow first half, and then come out the second half and play. If we have an even game throughout, I don’t think there’s anyone we can’t beat.”

The Archers won’t have to wait long to resume regional play, as they hit the road Wednesday to take on Wentworth Military Academy.