By DOUG EADS
The Campbellsville-Somerset University Tigers — coming off an impressive win earlier last week over Welch College — got back at it over the weekend, playing on the road at West Virginia Tech.
Al Gover’s club — coming in as an underdog in this one — hung tough with the home team in the opening half, but thanks to Tech’s ability to hit from downtown, it was the Tigers falling to 2-5 on the season with a 101-70 setback to the Golden Bears.
Early on, the Tigers were able to stay within striking distance, only trailing Tech in this one 47-38 at the intermission.
However in the second half, the Golden Bears put their foot on the gas pedal and pulled away from Somerset.
For the game, West Virginia Tech outscored CU-Somerset 30-12 from behind the three-point line, hitting 10-27 field goal attempts from downtown.
Meanwhile, the Golden Bears outscored Gover’s club from the free throw line 17-8, and outrebounded the Tigers 45-33.
And, it all added up to a 101-70 loss for the Tigers, dropping CU-Somerset to 2-5 on the season.
CU-Somerset put three players in double figures in the loss, led by Keelan Kennedy who tallied 11 points.
Antwan Hurt and Kevin Cofer each chipped in with 10 points in the loss for the Tigers.
CU-Somerset will return to action tonight at Somerset Christian College, hosting Crown College at 7:30 p.m.
Admission to the game is free.