Sunday, 4 November 2007

Stingers hang around but fade late in loss to Arizona

Arizona 68, Concordia 50 The Stingers fell behind by 22 early and then mounted a strong second half charge, coming to within 8 points several times, the final time with 5 minutes remaining but did not score again as the Wildcats ended the game on a 10-0 run to win going away. Arizona led 40-18 early in the second half but then the Stingers ran off a 7-0 run to climb back to within 15 and later went on a 13-4 run highlighted by three 3's by 6'3" Dwayne Buckley (game-high 22 points including 4-8 3's, 9 rebounds, 4 assists) and a pair of jumpers by 6'5" freshman James Clark, the second of which got the game back to 48-40. Later Buckley connected on a pair of free throws with 5:08 to play and the Stingers trailed only 58-50. However, the Wildcats stiffened defensively and ended the game by holding Concordia scoreless after Buckley's free throws. 6'8" Jamal Gallier had 13 points and 8 rebounds for the Stingers, who shot only 35% and went 5 for 21 (24%) from 3 point land. 6'6" NBA prospect Chase Bulinger led Arizona with 17 points in 33 minutes while guard Jawann McClellan added 13 points and 6 assists. Concordia travels to Rhode Island to meet the University of Rhode Island Rams of the Atlantic 10 tomorrow night.

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