AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men's basketball team hosted Young Harris on Saturday afternoon and dropped an 81-72 game in a Peach Belt Conference
Augusta's Tyree Myers scored 20 points. Tyshaun Crawford and Shawn Moss each scored 13 in the loss. AU (6-4, 4-4 PBC) shot 41.8 percent from field-goal range (23-of-55) while the Mountain Lions (4-4, 4-3) to 56.9 shooting (29-of-51).
Young Harris was led by the hot shooting of Alphonso Willis' 28 points.
Young Harris produced the first points of the evening off of a quick layup from Karl Chavis only 4 seconds into the game. The limited Jaguar squad fought back to bring the game within 3 (20-17) on after a Timmy Sellers free throw, but an answering jump shot and made lay-up by Alphonso Willis extended the lead to 7 with 10:29 remaining in the first half.
A made jump shot by Shawn Moss with 21 seconds to go in the first half sent the home team to the locker room down 44-36 at the break.
The Jaguars dwindled the lead to three points after John Whitehead II sunk a shot from beyond the arc with 8:05 left in game, but Young Harris was able to withstand AU for an 81-72 victory.
Augusta men's Basketball travel to take on UNC Pembroke on Wednesday Feb 10th. All games can be viewed on https://pbcsportsnetwork.com/PBC Sports Network.
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