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Cold Shooting Hurts RedHawks

It seemed like a lid was atop the rim for the Martin Methodist College RedHawk men’s basketball team in an 82-52 loss to visiting Freed-Hardeman University.

Martin shot only 29 percent from the field in its Feb. 6 home game, trailing the entire contest.

Freed-Hardeman led 43-29 at halftime and pushed its advantage to 34 points shortly before the end of the game.

From the field, Freed-Hardeman shot just over 50 percent from the field.

The RedHawks, aided by several Freed-Hardeman turnovers in the second half, had a run closing to 47-44 with 11:55 left.

Freed-Hardeman led 43-29 at halftime before Martin’s Devin Kline hit a 3-point field goal to narrow the margin.

Several Freed-Hardeman turnovers helped Martin before a 5-0 run pushed the visitors to a bigger lead.

Kline finished with 19 points and Brady Brown 12 for Martin.

For Freed-Hardeman, Kortland Martin, who hit eight of 12 from the field, had 20 points, and teammate Luka Filopovic went six of nine and finished with 18 points. He just missed a double-double with nine rebounds. Hunter Scurlock had 13 points and Jeremiah Alexander 10 points.

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