Shooting woes plague Hawks in second half of another road loss


Quincy University men's basketball coach Steve Hawkins watched his team score just eight points in the first 14 minutes of the second half in Monday night's 75-62 loss to Lake Superior State in Kalamazoo, Mich. | Matt Schuckman photo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The inability to knock down perimeter shots is keeping the Quincy University men’s basketball team from staying in games.

Two days after shooting just 10.5 percent from 3-point range in a 42-point loss to Grand Valley State, the Hawks managed to make just 4 of 24 3-point attempts in a 75-62 loss to Lake Superior State on Monday night at Kalamazoo College.

The game was played in Kalamazoo, where QU coach Steve Hawkins lived and coached for 20 years, as a charity event to benefit Community Homeworks, which is a non-profit organization that helps people with safe and sustainable housing.

Lake Superior State extended a five-point halftime lead to 20 points as Quincy scored just eight points over the first 14 minutes of the second half. The Hawks went 2 of 20 from the field and 1 of 8 from 3-point range in that stretch.

In the second half, the Hawks shot 21.9 percent from the field and 16.7 percent from 3-point range.

Overall, Quincy shot just 32.3 percent from the field.

Five games into the season, the Hawks (2-3) rank second-to-last in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in both field goal percentage and 3-point percentage.

Senior guard Zion Richardson led the Hawks with 19 points, going 7 of 15 from the field and 0 of 4 from 3-point range. He added five rebounds and three steals. Senior guard Nate Shockey had 12 points off the bench, making 2 of 6 3-pointers.

The Hawks return home to face Judson University at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pepsi Arena.

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