Men Take Tough Loss —By Laura Nelson on 12/16/2012 Goodwell, Okla.—Aggie fans were treated to a wild game inside Oscar Williams Field House Saturday night as OPSU met up with a solid Ft. Hays State Univ. team.
In the first minute of play, Bill Lee stole the ball and dished it to Damar Hill, who scored from outside to get the Aggies started. OPSU remained ahead until with just over 14 minutes left in the first half, FHSU pulled ahead by one. The lead see-sawed and with 10 minutes left, the teams were tied 21 all. With nine seconds left in half one, two free throws put the Tigers ahead by four, but a Tavien Rosemond slam just before the buzzer made it 43-41.
Changes in the lead continued in half two with neither team gaining an advantage by much or for very long. With 3:23 left in the game, FHSU capitalized on an OPSU technical foul and added 17 points while holding the Aggies to only 11 to take the 87-80 win.
Damar Hill led the Aggies with 18 points and eight assists. Tavien Rosemond had 16 points and seven rebounds while Krys Randolph followed with 13 points and Bill Lee with 11. With the loss, the Aggies fall to 4-6 on the season and the tigers improve to 6-2.Head coach Jerry Olson said, "I'm really disappointed with the loss. I thought our guys deserved to win and I thought we played very hard and competed hard."
The men play a final home game before the holiday break on Monday, Dec. 17, with a game against Bethel College at 7 p.m. Admission is free to the public.