Despite Hunter’s record-breaking performance, Gamecocks lose final game of season

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks fell for the second game in a row at Morehead State Saturday with an 87-55 loss to the Eagles. The loss dropped the Gamecocks to 12-19 overall and 5-11 in conference play. It was the regular season finale for the Jacksonville State men.

Jamal Hunter set a school-record with nine blocked shots in the game. He broke his previous record which was seven.

Avery Moore led all scorers for the Gamecocks with 19 points. Darion Rackley had 12, while D.J. Felder contributed 10. Rackley also added two blocks in his performance.

Moore started the day off with a three for the Gamecocks as they took an early 3-0 lead at the 19:43 mark of the first half. Morehead State got on the board with a layup with 18:48 left. Both teams continued to swap baskets until the Eagles took the lead for good with 11:23 left to play in the first half 15-14.

The lead went as high as 13 points for Morehead State. The half ended with a three point basket from Felder for the Gamecocks to make it a 41-31 lead for the Eagles heading in the locker room.

Moore started the second half just like he did the first half for the Gamecocks. With 18:49 remaining, he cut the lead down to 7 with a three making it 41-34. Both teams  then exchanged baskets.

The Eagles went on a 15 point run increasing their lead to 58-36 with 14:36 left in the game.

Jacksonville State finally got back on the board after a scoring drought with a layup by Rackley at the 13:22 mark making it 58-38. Both teams would continue to go back and forth with baskets.

The Gamecocks ended the day with two free throws from Randall Smith, however that was not enough as the Gamecocks lost 87-55.

The Gamecocks will not participate in the OVC tournament.

Chris Hubbard
Staff Writer

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