DETROIT, Mich. -- A frigid first half from the floor hurt the Mustangs chances in Thursday's (Jan. 31) WHAC contest against the visiting Saints of Aquinas College (11-14, 9-8 WHAC).
As part of a twilight zone start, the Mustangs (3-22, 3-14 WHAC) only managed to score a season-low seven points in the first half as the Saints rushed out to a 37-7 halftime lead. The season-low first half points total was made possible due to 12% shooting from the floor over the game's first twenty minutes.
The Mustangs came out of the halftime break on fire scoring the first eight points of the stanza on their way to outplaying the Saints for most of the second half. Outscoring the Saints 39-32 in the second half, the Mustangs were unable to wipe out the huge first half deficit as the Saints went on to win, 69-46.
Diante Taylor (Battle Creek, Mich./Central) led the Mustangs with 13 points.
The Saints were led by Zach Eddy with a game-high 17 points.
This Saturday (Feb. 2), the Mustangs will hit the road to take on Concordia University-Ann Arbor at 3:00 p.m.