Men's College Basketball

Hawks bottom out in loss to Saints

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jan. 6, 2018 9:10 pm Updated: Jan. 6, 2018 11:39 pm

QUINCY -- Ryan Briscoe used one word to succinctly sum up the Quincy University men's basketball team's effort in Saturday's 83-43 Great Lakes Valley Conference loss to Maryville.

"Disappointment," he said.

That was the case in every regard.

The Hawks trudged through one of the worst performances in program history, shooting 26.2 percent from the field and 12 percent from 3-point range. It led to the fewest points scored by a QU team since a 41-40 loss to Missouri-Kansas City during the 1983-84 season.

The 40-point loss is the Hawks' worst since joining the GLVC in 1994-95 and and the worst since a 123-60 loss to Arkansas during the 1991-92 season. Quincy's worst loss to an Division II program came during the 1990-91 season with a 106-66 loss to Kearney State, now the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

"It's disappointment in ourselves and how we didn't show pride for the Quincy program," said Briscoe, the redshirt freshman point guard who had three points, three rebounds and two assists. "We didn't play hard at all. We didn't do the things that were said on the scouting report. We didn't stick to our gameplan. We were lethargic today."

The memory of that is bound to linger, at least for a few days.

Because of a scheduling quirk created by an odd number of teams in the league, the Hawks (4-10, 0-5 GLVC) don't play again until next Saturday when they host Illinois-Springfield. Two days later, they will travel to Maryville for a Central Division rematch.

"It's going to be a hard week of practice, but we need it," Briscoe said. "We need to get better. It's obvious. We need to come together as a unit, and that's going to come in practice."

Above all else, the Hawks have to figure out a way to quit putting themselves in insurmountable holes.

Quincy missed its first 10 shots, failed to score on its first 12 possessions and trailed 13-0 when Hawks coach Ryan Hellenthal burned his second timeout with 13 minutes, 49 seconds remaining in the first half. Bobby Frasco scored on a runner coming out of the timeout for Quincy's first points, but it did little to slow Maryville.

The Saints pushed the lead 19-2 before the Hawks scored again, and later in the half, Maryville turned a 15-point lead into a 42-16 advantage by hitting eight consecutive shots.

Five shots in that stretch were 3-pointers as the Saints went 10 of 24 from 3-point range overall.

"Disappointed in our effort, disappointed in our execution, disappointed in our fight, our energy, our start," Hellenthal said.

It's the third time this season the Hawks have trailed by 17 or more points out of the gate.

"I thought it was very evident and very key for us to get some stops early," Hellenthal said. "We didn't. We were just completely dominated in every phase."

The Hawks trailed by 27 points at halftime after going 9 of 35 from the field and 2 of 15 from 3-point range.

The Saints (11-3, 3-2 GLVC) never gave the Hawks a chance to rally. Maryville shot 50 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from 3-point range in the second half.

Maryville's Nolan Berry, the 6-foot-10 senior center, finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and four assists, while Teehjay Bogan had 15 points off the bench and Casey Teson had 14 points. The Saints finished with 18 assists against just nine turnovers, while the Hawks had just seven assists and 12 turnovers.

Marsalis Johnson led Quincy with 12 points and eight rebounds. Marcus Hinton had eight points before leaving with a knee injury, and no one else scored more than five points.

"We got down on ourselves and didn't have any confidence the rest of the game," Briscoe said. "We dug ourselves a hole and couldn't get out of it."

Maryville 83, Quincy 43

MARYVILLE (11-3, 3-2)

Player fg-fga ft-fta reb pf pts

Berry 8-14 4-6 9 3 20

Teson 6-11 0-0 4 0 14

F. Sims 4-9 0-0 2 0 10

Thompson 4-5 0-0 4 2 8

Barton 1-5 2-2 5 1 5

Bogan 6-10 0-0 8 0 15

Colletta 2-4 0-0 2 0 6

Jones 1-2 2-2 1 3 4

G. Sims 0-0 1-2 6 3 1

Pantovic 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

Totals 32-60 9-12 41 12 83

QUINCY (4-10, 0-5)

Player fg-fga ft-fta reb pf pts

Johnson 5-11 2-2 8 2 12

Hinton 2-7 3-4 5 1 8

Houston 2-14 1-2 3 2 5

Frasco 2-6 0-0 1 2 4

Briscoe 1-7 0-0 3 1 3

Dosier 2-6 0-0 3 0 5

Alexander 1-4 0-0 2 3 2

Stuckman 1-7 0-0 6 0 2

Zurcher 1-1 0-0 2 0 2

Meny 0-1 0-0 0 0 0

Camilo 0-1 0-0 1 0 0

Totals 17-65 6-8 34 11 43

Halftime Score--Maryville 48, Quincy 21. 3-point field goals--Maryville 10-24 (S. Forrester 2-5, Teson 2-7, Barton 1-3, Berry 0-1, Colletta 2-3, Bogan 3-5), Quincy 3-25 (Briscoe 1-5, Frasco 0-4, Houston 0-3, Hinton 1-4, Dosier 1-4, Meny 0-1, Stuckman 0-4). Assists--Maryville 18 (Barton 5), Quincy 7 (Briscoe 2, Hinton 2). Steals--Maryville 7 (F. Sims 2, Teson 2, Bogan 2), QU 4 (Briscoe, Hinton, Dosier, Alexander). Blocked shots--Maryville 5 (Thompson 2, Berry 2), QU 5 (Briscoe 2). Turnovers--Maryville 9, Quincy 12. Officials--Mark Halsell, Brian Nottrott, Dillon Brasher. A--500.

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