Men’s Basketball | Thu, Nov. 4, 2021 at 2:40 PM
Talladega, AL – Fueled by a 38 point first half, the Talladega Tornadoes Men’s Basketball team (4-0) kicked off their Founders Day week slate of games with a convincing win over the Florida Memorial College Lions 86-56. Not only did the victory give the Tornadoes a strong stance moving into Homecoming Weekend, it also marked their fourth win of the season.
Talladega built a 13 point advantage by halftime at 38-25, and were able to expand on that lead handsomely by outscoring Florida Memorial 48-31 in the latter half to seal the deal.
“I thought we defended well but offensively we couldn’t get in any rhythm,” said Head Coach Chris Wright. “We missed 20 free-throws and a lot of easy lay-ups. It also didn’t help we had a key guy out for being a distraction so we had guys playing out of positions at times.”
“Saturday will be a good test for us,” ended Coach Wright. “We need to play a lot better to get to 5-0 on Homecoming night.”
Leading the attack for the Tornadoes was Kamron Brice who pitched in 14 points and four blocks. Right beside him was Edwin Louis who also had 14 points and three steals. Davion “Tree” Thomas had a team high eleven rebounds while Amir Yusuf added seven of his own.
The Tornadoes look to make it five wins in a row when they take on the Arkansas Baptist Buffaloes this Saturday at home. Tip-off is set for 5:00 p.m.