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Archive for Sunday, November 18, 2007

Fightin’ Indians upended by Braves

Ottawa’s 61-point second half leads to loss No. 5 for HINU

November 18, 2007

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— Sophomore guard Ben Carrywater scored 28 points off 13-of-15 shooting in Haskell Indian Nations University's 89-83 men's basketball loss to Ottawa on Saturday night.

The 6-foot-3 Carrywater also had eight rebounds and three steals in 38 minutes.

Terrance Little Thunder had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Chad Kaler 14 points for the Fightin' Indians.

Ottawa was led by guard David Birch, who erupted for 36 points off 10-of-13 shooting.

"We looked like we were running the same plays. We cleared out for Ben, and they cleared out for Birch," Haskell coach Ted Juneau quipped. "They beat us by 13 points two weeks ago. We're getting better. We're going to be a good team."

The Fightin' Indians led by seven points at halftime - 35-28 - but surrendered 61 points in the second half on the way to the defeat.

Haskell, which shot 52 percent from the floor, actually shot better in the second half (57 percent) than in the first half (45 percent), but the defense simply could not slow down the Braves.

Ottawa shot just 44 percent from the floor for the game, but was 6-of-10 from 3-point range in the decisive second half.

The Braves finished the night 9-of-21 from behind the arc, good for 43 percent. Haskell made just six of 17 3-point attempts.

Haskell (1-5) will play host to William Woods on Nov. 30. Ottawa improved to 4-3.

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