Indiana's Hot Hand Too Much for Edinboro to Handle

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 10:03 PM
Indiana's Hot Hand Too Much for Edinboro to Handle by Michael McLaughlin
Quinn Lee Yaw had a career high 20 points off the bench against IUP.

The men’s basketball team suffered its third straight defeat Saturday, Feb. 6 to Indiana University (Pa.), losing 94-73.

This is the longest losing streak the team has been on this season as they fell to 12-9 overall and 11-7 in the PSAC west.

“We gotta keep improving. We can’t take these multiple set backs and stop. We need to use it as fuel to keep improving,” head coach Pat Cleary said.

IUP hit 11 three pointers Saturday, while Edinboro was 3-11 from behind the arc.

Quinn Lee Yaw came off the bench to score a career high 20 points, 13 of which came in the second half. Yaw was 9-11 from the field.

“That’s the type of stuff we saw in Quinn when we recruited him. I knew he had that ability and it’s just a matter of it coming out,” Cleary said.

“He has the ability to do that often.”

Jaymon Mason shot 1-9 from the floor, but was 9-10 from the free throw line to give him 12 points on the night. He has now made 131 free throws and is eight shy of the single-season school record.

Henri Wade-Chatman was in foul trouble early, only playing 10 minutes in the first half and attempting just one shot. He came back in the second half to score 16 points. Wade-Chatman is now the 13th all-time leading scorer for the Scots.

“Anytime we have to shuffle the lineup proves to be difficult, especially against teams like Indiana who have a ton of experience,” Cleary said.

Edinboro’s only lead of the game came at about two and a half minutes in when Tommy Scales put in a layup, got fouled and executed the three point play.

Scales had the team’s first seven points of the game, but was then held scoreless for the remainder of the game. He played just 16 minutes and fouled out with a little less than five minutes remaining in the game.

“He was hot early, but got himself out of a rhythm with the foul trouble,” Cleary said.

The Scots connected on 10 of 11 free throws in the first half, but in the second half were 12-23 from the line. IUP, on the other hand, went 11-11 from the charity stripe in the second half.

The battle on the boards was even between the teams at 33, but Edinboro was outscored 38-30 in the paint.

“I think we need a win very badly. This is another time where we’re going on a couple weeks without a win and it isn’t fun without winning,” Cleary said of the three game skid the team is on.

Michael McLaughlin is the Sports Editor for The Spectator and he can be reached at sports.spectator@gmail.com.

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