No. 7 men’s hoops falter late to No. 9 Louisburg 74-69

February 13, 2016
LOUISBURG, N.C. — The No. 7 ranked NJCAA, Division II Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) men’s basketball team lost Saturday (Feb. 13) for the second time this week on the road following a 74-69 Region X setback at Louisburg College.
The No. 9 Hurricanes seized control in the second half to split the season series. The Patriots took the first meeting 71-62 Jan. 20 but let one slip away Saturday according to Patriots coach Kenny Wade. The loss was the first time all season PHCC (17-5, 10-4) dropped consecutive games and remains in fourth place in the region standings.
A total of 22 turnovers eventually got the better of the Patriots as several inside the final few minutes sealed the Louisburg victory. Despite shooting 43 percent from the field, the Patriots were only 3-for-14 from 3-point range. The also were just 12-for-20 at the free-throw line.
Freshman Keyshawn Johnson (South Boston, Va.) led the team in scoring with 16 points on 8-of-15 shooting. He added eight assists and six rebounds. Sophomores Jerel Jennings (Richmond, Va.) and Ethan Adams (Hardy, Va.) added 14 and 10, respectively, giving PHCC three in double figures. Jennings also had seven rebounds and four steals.
The Patriots led at halftime, scoring 39 points but were held to only 30 in the second half.
The men cap the regular season with four straight home games, starting Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. versus Richard Bland College in Stone Hall. The opener will feature a pair of promotional dates, first with United Way Night followed by Patriot Appreciation Day (students, faculty, staff and their families free with PHCC ID) Feb. 20 vs. Bryant & Stratton.
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