SE Men fall to 1-3

by Lornna Bates

Managing editor


The Savage Storm men’s basketball team lost to Harding University 53-73 in Searcy, Ark. on Saturday, Jan. 21. The defeat lowers the men’s overall record to 5-13, 1-5 in Great American Conference play.

Junior guard Chris Roussell (14) led the Savage Storm with 13 points, also pulling in eight rebounds to lead the team statistics on the night.

In previous games, the Storm visited Arkansas Tech on Thursday, Jan.19 and before that meeting, the Savage Storm hosted Ouachita Baptist of Arkansas on Saturday, Jan. 14.

Thursday, Jan. 19 the men lost 61-79 on the road at Arkansas Tech. Senior guard Zac Downing (22) led the Storm with 14 points, while junior forward Urald King (20) snagged nine rebounds.

Saturday, Jan. 14 the Savage Storm men hosted Ouachita Baptist of Arkansas, losing 75-78 in a tightly scored game. Roussell had a team-high 18 points while King dominated the boards with 10 rebounds on the night.

The men’s basketball schedule also has 10 games remaining for the season, all of which are Great American Conference games. Expect the Savage Storm men to face off against Southwestern Oklahoma State on the road Thursday, Jan. 26 starting at 7:30 p.m.

Following Southwestern Oklahoma State, the Savage Storm will host East Central Oklahoma on Saturday, Jan. 28 starting at 7:30 p.m., immediately following the women’s basketball game in the Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Thursday, Feb. 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. the men will host Southern Arkansas, followed by a visit from Arkansas – Monticello on Saturday, Feb. 4 beginning at 4 p.m.


Junior forward Urald King (20) lays up over an Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) player. The Savage Storm lost the matchup 75-78 on Saturday, Jan. 14 against the Tigers. (Photo courtesy of Dan Hoke)