Lions in North Carolina for three games at Appalachian State

Mrs G Sami Piss

Hammond, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana University men’s basketball team completes its five-game road trip to a big win last Sunday with a trio of games at the Appalachian State Multi-Team Event beginning with Kennesaw State on Friday, Campbell on Saturday, and Sunday’s all games in Boone, NC at the Holmes Convocation Center against host Appalachian State.

The Lions (2-1) are hoping to continue the momentum of Sunday’s 76-72 away win in Wyoming, a team that danced last March. Since joining the lineup during the previous game against Colorado State, Christian Anew was Southeastern’s biggest threat, averaging 14.5 points per game on 42.9% shooting. He scored a team-high 15 points in the win over the Cowboys.

Boogie Anderson averaging 10 points per game, with the only other SLU player averaging double-digit points, while also leading the team in assists by averaging more than four points in their previous three games. Southeastern used a very balanced goal attack earlier this season with nine players currently averaging more than five points per game. Donte Houston and Mehdi pissis each an average of nine, Brody Rowbury average 8.7, Roger McFarlane and Sami piss both have 7.7 points, Nick Coldwell has an average of 6.7 per and Alec Woodhard scores 5.3 per game

McFarlane is the best on the boards for Southeastern this young season, averaging 7.3 rebounds per game after catching 10 in the win over Wyoming. Woodard, Rowbury and Agnew average between three and four rebounds per match.

On Friday afternoon, SLU opens its game in the Appalachian MTE state by taking on the state of Kennesaw. The Owls (2-1) have won their two home games this season but lost their only away game this year, an 88-78 loss to Florida in Gainesville. In their last game, a 95-36 win over NAIA school Brewton-Parker, three players each scored 15 points for the highest score in the game, Chris Youngblood, Simeon Cottle and Quincy Ademokoya.

Youngblood is KSU’s top scorer this season, averaging 18.3 points per game, while Cottle is averaging 11.3 points and Terrell Burden is averaging 11 points per game. Tip-off against the Owls is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. EST/3:00 p.m. CST. Friday’s game against Kennesaw State will not have a live video stream, but a radio stream will be available on the SLU Athletics website.

Southeastern takes on the Camels of Campbell on Saturday. The Camels (1-1) enter the Appalachian State MTE after a 73-67 loss at North Carolina State and open Friday night’s event against the host Appalachian State. Ricky Clemons led the Camels in the loss to the Wolfpack with 18 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Jesus Carrallero scored 13 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had five assists. Joshua Lusane topped the scoring charts in that game for Campbell with 11 points.

Clemons is the Camels’ leading scorer this year, averaging 15.5 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game. Carrallero is the only other double-digit scorer of the season for Campbell, averaging 10 points from time and 5.5 rebounds per game. SLU’s game against Campbell takes place on Saturday and is also scheduled for 4:00 p.m. EST/3:00 p.m. CST. Similar to the game against Kennesaw State, there will be no live video stream of the competition, but a radio stream will be available on the SLU website.

Southeastern rounds out Sunday afternoon’s event against host institution Appalachian State. The Mountaineers (3-0) come into their home game after beating Louisville 61-60 away, playing Campbell on Friday night and Kennesaw State on Saturday night before Sunday’s game. In the win over the Cardinals, Donovan Gregory led the Appalachian State with 16 points while Tyree Boykin finished with 14 points and Terence Harcum fell to 10. Tamell Pearson notched nine rebounds in that contest.

Four Mountaineers are averaging double digits going into the weekend, led by Boykins’ 16 points per game. Gregory and Harcum each average 12.7 points per game, while CJ Huntley averages 10 points per game. Sunday’s game against App State is scheduled for 2:30pm EST/1:30pm CST and will be streamed on ESPN+.

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TICKETS

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