Bison suffer tough loss to Harding

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Kervy Robles, Sports Editor

Searching for their first road win on the season against a potent Harding basketball team, The Bison basketball team traveled to Searcy, Arkansas, on Thursday, February 2nd. Ultimately, the Bison’s cold night from the field resulted in a tough 91-52 loss in the GAC conference match-up.

Leading the way in points for the Bison was senior guard, Steven Green, with 9 points. He shot 3-8 from beyond the arch.

Both Travon Moore and Vladimir Nemcok, a pair of junior guards, dished out 4 assists each.

Junior forward, Chandler Rickey, paved the way on defense for the Bison hauling in 4 blocks.

However, the Bison shot a combined 29 percent from the field.

“It was just one of those nights. We weren’t knocking down shots that we normally make,” said Moore.

Heading into the game, the Bison had a solid game plan prepared.

“Our game plan was to stop their main players and limit their transition game,” said Moore. “We had stretches where we successfully did that but we weren’t able to do it the whole game.”

On off-nights, senior leadership becomes even more significant. Senior guard, Kevin Franceschi, has been a key leader for the Bison this season.

“I try to keep the guys as uplifted as possible,” quoted Franceschi.

Over the course of the season, Franceschi has been a vocal leader for the Bison.

“I have tried to implement many things into the younger players. I feel we are finally coming together as a team,” mentioned Franceschi.

Despite the rather lop-sided defeat, the Bison do have a positive to take away from the game versus Harding.

“We don’t give up, we keep fighting until the end,” Moore said.

The Bison will continue their road trip Saturday, February 4th, in Russellville, Arkansas, as they go head-to-head with GAC competitors Arkansas Tech University.

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