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.