Game 1: Barclay vs Friends
Barclay men’s basketball had a quick turn around after the Saturday game in Arkansas. They traveled to Friends University in Wichita, KS on Tuesday, November 2nd for the first installment of the Quaker Classic. The game once again saw BC jump out quick as four of the five starters sank a three point basket in the first six possessions. Friends length however quickly adjusted and made the perimeter shooting more difficult and scoring inside was also made tough for the Bears. This same length made itself very known on the offensive end as well, recording several easy baskets on the way to a route. Barclay managed to win the second half but not by nearly enough. Friends walked away with the win 102-81.
“We came out the gates strong again like we did Saturday only to see it quickly get erased. In the end we did finish the game better than we did Saturday by shortening the rebound differential and the score. While no one likes to lose, our response was a small step in the right direction and that is really what we need right now” Coach Huck said.
DJ Hudspeth – 33 points, 6/12 3P, 7/7 FT, 5 rebounds
Game 2: Barclay vs Southwestern Christian
Following the Tuesday matchup Barclay traveled to Bethany, OK for a familiar matchup with Southwestern Christian University on Saturday, November 6th. Barclay, again being the undersized team, struggled against the height and athleticism of the Eagles. SCU controlled the paint and the game and cruised to a 111-79 victory.
“This game was deflating. We had some good meetings and practices during the week, and we always enter games with a great focus. But then this was the first game where we didn’t get off to a good start, then we did not respond well to that, and then any remaining life quickly got beat out of us by them. Good thing it is November and we can quickly move on to the next game” Coach Huck told us.
Davion Knight – 23 points, 6 rebounds, 5/11 3P
Eton Smith – 10 points, 4/6 FG, 3 rebounds
The Bears quickly get back at it as the prepare for their 4th straight NAIA opponent and home opener against Oklahoma Panhandle State University on November 9th.