Men win first game in Chicoine

Forward Kendrick Holliman (23), senior of Spanish Fort, Alabama, dribbles down the court Friday during the game against Presentation College at the Chicoine Events Center. —Photo by Taylor Shortall

Forward Kendrick Holliman (23), senior of Spanish Fort, Alabama, dribbles down the court Friday during the game against Presentation College at the Chicoine Events Center. —Photo by Taylor Shortall

With a difference of 12 points, the men’s basketball team won its first home game against Presentation College Friday, 71-59.

Forward Kendrick Holliman, senior of Spanish Fort, Alabama, made the first three points for CSC, followed by a 2-pointer by guard Chris Smith, senior of Pasadena, California. Holliman added 19 points to the scoreboard, eight of which were made in the first half; Smith added 22 points. Presentation did not make any points until four minutes into the game.

“I think we did pretty well,” Smith said. “We did good on defense, now we just need to carry it over to the next game.”

In the first half, CSC made 43.33 percent of its 2-pointers; 25 percent of its 3-pointers; and 40 percent of its free throws. CSC stayed ahead of Presentation for the entire first half, ending 34-20. 

In the second half, CSC continued to lead, making 44.44 percent of their 2-pointers; 55.56 percent of their 3-pointers; and 57.14 percent of their free throws. 

The men will be back at the Chicoine Events Center at 7 p.m., Friday against University of Nebraska-Kearney. 

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