Tamera Carter, Staff Writer
The Mocs were unable to snap a three game losing streak when they faced rival St. Leo on Jan. 30., although the momentum displayed during the contest proved that the Mocs would not go down without a fight.
Despite the 89-86 loss, the Mocs and Lions went back and fourth throughout the game. The final 47 seconds of the game proved to be the most critical when senior guard Dominique Williams failed to draw a suspected foul which left the ball in the Lions possession.
Williams led the team with 20 points and was aided by senior guard Dylan Travis who added 6 assists. The team as a whole was 28-70 for field goals throughout the game.
The game was unique for the Mocs as former head coach Linc Darner was in the stands cheering the team on while visiting family in the area.
This was the second loss for FSC against St. Leo this season. In a previous match up between the Mocs and the Lions on Dec. 2, the Mocs were defeated 91-89.
The Jan. 30 performance vastly differed from that of the Jan. 26 game where the Mocs took to the court against Barry University for the second time this season.
In early November, the Moccasins had defeated the Buccaneers with a final score 74-72. That fate would not be the same for the Mocs the second go-around as the Buccaneers vastly out-scored the Mocs 101-63.
The leading scorer for the game against Barry was Williams as he lead the team with 15 points. Junior Sheldon Zablotny had 8 rebounds, Travis contributed 6 assists, and junior guard Trey Moore added on 5 assists of his own.
Multiple injuries have left the team in a tough spot for the remainder of the season.
“It is hard being injured. I feel like I can not help my team,” sophomore forward R.J. June said.
This is the fourth straight loss for the men’s basketball team. Following the Jan. 30 game, the Mocs record fell to 8-13 overall and 4-7 in the SSC.
The Moccasins look to break this losing streak on Feb. 3rd against Palm Atlantic at home at 7:30 p.m.