Geoff Salas, senior guard, slams it in. Salas ended the night with 23 points, as the Builders defeated Spurgeon College 109-67. (Daegiona Wilson/ Staff photographer)
By Brad Cagle
Men’s basketball held their season opener on Oct. 20 against Spurgeon College. It was a lopsided battle with the builders winning 109-67.
Southwestern had five players who recorded double digit points during the game.
The game’s leading scorer was Braylon Steen, junior guard, who scored 25 points. This season is Steen’s first season playing for Southwestern after redshirting last season.
“It feels really good to be out there and get our first win and get some jitters out, but we are not going to get complacent and keep our minds focused on our goals ahead,” said Steen.
He also is determined to keep being working hard and driving his teammates to do the same.
Matt O’Brien, head coach, said adjustments were made during the game that helped spark the team pulling away in the second half.
“We didn’t make too many adjustments, our guys shook off the little bit of rust they may have had and got back to what they are known to do”, said O’Brien.
The men’s basketball team looks very good going into this season and look to play Calvary College on Oct. 23 at Stewart Field House.