February 9, 2019 / No. 2 Trailblazers improve to 23-1
VINCENNES, Ind. – Sophomore George Dixon put together another
double-double performance with 14 points and 11 rebounds in a 70-57
victory for the Vincennes University men’s basketball team over Region
24 opponent Kaskaskia on Saturday.
The No. 2 Trailblazers found themselves down by one at halftime after
Kaskaskia shot 52 percent from the floor including hitting on 6 of 11
from beyond the arc inside the P.E. Complex.
The Trailblazers were trying to get the backcourt duo of Dixon
and Lony Francis, Jr. involved offensively early. With the sophomore
tandem combining for 14 of the Trailblazers’ 32 points, with freshman
Kevin Osawe and sophomore Kevin Kangu adding five points each in the
first 20 minutes of action.
After the intermission, the Blue Devils continued to trade baskets
with the Trailblazers, with VU only able to net a two-point lead at
the first media timeout. After the timeout though, the Trailblazers
went on a 9-0 scoring run. The Blazers defense held off the Kaskaskia
attack, only allowing five points in the final 4:45 of the game. A
timely offensive putback by Francis and two free throws by sophomore
Keith Clemons sealed the victory.
Francis finished the game as the Trailblazers’ leading scorer with 16
points and 8 rebounds. Freshmen guards Craig Porter and Kevin Osawe
followed Francis and Dixon with 9 and 8 points respectively, with
Porter adding 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 blocks.
VU held firm atop the Region 24 standings with a 23-1 record, while
the Blue Devils drop to 16-8 on the season.
VU will return to the court on Wednesday in a Region 24 rivalry game
against Lincoln Trail. Tip-off with follow the Lady Trailblazers game
and is set for 7 p.m. EST.
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