USI ‘takes care of business’ against Spalding

Shane Seniour said the guys on the men’s basketball team focused on themselves coming into its game against Spalding University.

“Coach talks about a process,” Seniour said. “We just stuck to our process.”

USI came away with an 84-55 win over the now 2-7 Spalding team.

The senior forward said at this point in the semester everyone is ready to get home, but they still had to be ready to “take care of business.”

USI held Spalding to a 36.8 percent field goal percentage and forced 18 turnovers while shooting 57.4 percent itself.

Senior forward George Edwards led the team with 20 points followed by junior guard Jeril Taylor who scored 18.

Freshman forward Jacob Norman and guard Alex Stein both scored 11 to round out the players in double figures.

Norman played 17 minutes this game, something he has only done in one game before this season, and he scored a season high.

Norman said he felt he had good playing time and overall it was a good win.

The team was able to give more playing time to players who usually wouldn’t see much time on the court. All eligible players entered the game and all but one scored.

“It’s always a good win when the whole team is involved,” Seniour said. “We got a few younger, inexperienced guys in, so we tried to share the ball tonight.”

Seniour said it allowed the players to get used to the flow of a game.

USI outrebounded Spalding 37-28 and Norman said that every rebound they get is huge, especially on offense because it provides more opportunities to score.

“Anytime you outrebounded a team it usually transgresses into a win on the scoreboard,” Seniour said.

The team’s next game is Dec. 30, so the players can now shift their focus to staying healthy and relaxing on their break.

“The season is tough, two or three games a week, we don’t get very many days off,” Seniour said. “We’re looking forward to resting up both mentally and physically.”