Clarksville, TN- FGCU (12-4, 2-1 ASUN) saw their five game winning streak come to an end Thursday night, losing 61-59, to Austin Peay.
FGCU shot 43.8% (21/48) from the field, 40.0% (6/15) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded the Governors 36-27. The Eagles dished out 10 assists, had 9 steals, and 2 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 13 APSU team turnovers, while having 19 team turnovers of their own.
APSU shot 42.0% (21/50) from the field, 28.6% (6/21) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 36-27 by FGCU. The Governors dished out 12 assists, had 10 steals, and 3 blocks in the game. APSU forced 19 FGCU team turnovers, while having 13 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Zach Anderson 14 pts, 12 reb
Chase Johnston 11 pts, 3 reb
Andre Weir 10 pts, 9 reb
Outstanding Players (APSU):
Sean Durugordon 10 pts, 4 reb
Carlos Paez 10 pts, 4 asts
Rodrique Massenat 10 pts
The Eagles struggled Thursday night vs Austin Peay, and couldn’t get a flow going offensively. There were many timely team turnovers that Coach Pat Chambers teams usually don’t make in the game also. FGCU was led offensively by Zach Anderson, who had a huge double-double of 14 points, and 12 rebounds in the game. Zach was noticeably injured during the game, but put the team on his back at times, carrying the Eagles, as they attempted the comeback. Austin Peay was led offensively by Sean Durugordon, Carlos Paez, and Rodrique Massenat, who each scored 10 points.
With 4:33 left in the game, Austin Peay took a 52-42 lead, their largest lead of the game. FGCU did fight back, but it wouldn’t be enough, as the Governors won their first ASUN Conference home game. The Eagles couldn’t get any many good lucks from beyond the arc, and there will be ugly in conference games like these, and FGCU has to put two consistent, productive halves together to stay in top of the ASUN Conference.
FGCU (12-4, 2-1 ASUN) heads home to face UNF (7-8, 2-1 ASUN) Saturday night at 7 PM from Alico Arena.