MONTEVALLO – The Montevallo men’s basketball unit took care of business in their Trustmark Arena debut, beating LaGrange 112-78 Tuesday evening. With the victory the Falcons are now 1-3 on the season with LaGrange dropping to 3-1.
The earned a decent lead early in the game, going uo seven points in the first 1:30 of the first half. LaGrange started to find opportunities offensively but the Falcons continued to build its lead throughout the remainder of the half. Montevallo pushed its lead 63-32 by the halftime break, shooting at a 43.3% on 13/30 field goals.
The Falcons did not let up in the second half, maintaining the edge by more than 30 points in the game. Montevallo jumped up by 40 points after a Braxton Bertollette dunk gave UM a 91-51 lead. The Falcons held its poise and closed out the match with a 112-78 final score.
Montevallo shot 28/60 from the field at a 46.7 % clip while going 10/24 from three, and 12/17 from the free throw line. James McNeil led UM in scoring going a perfect 8/8 from the field with 19 points, eight assists, three rebounds, and a steal. Mason Shifflett was also a major contributor for the Falcons scoring 17 points on 6/8 FG’s and 3/3 from three, to go with three rebounds and an assist.
UP NEXT: The Falcons will face West Georgia on Saturday November 20th, with tip-off set for 2:00 PM in Huntsville.