Indians win finale on trip to Canada

Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Golson scored 26 points in the men's basketball victory against Mohawk.

Southeast Missouri State University's men's basketball team concluded its three-game exhibition trip to Canada with Sunday's 81-64 victory against Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario.

The Indians wound up 2-1 on the trip after splitting two games with Brock University on Saturday.

Senior forward Reggie Golson scored 26 points and sophomore guard Terrick Willoughby added 21 to lead Sunday's triumph.

Willoughby hit four of five 3-pointers in the first half as Southeast jumped to a 49-22 lead. For the game, Willoughby was five of six on 3-pointers and 7-for-11 from the field.

Golson, who averaged 23.7 points per game on the trip, hit 10 of 13 field-goal attempts. He also led the Indians in rebounding with seven, while junior center Waylon Francis added six rebounds.

Senior guards Derek Winans and Mike Nelke and junior forward Ketshner Guerrier each added eight points for the Indians, who shot 55 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point range.

"We would have liked to have won all three games, but we played everybody and accomplished our goals of trying out different combinations and seeing how our new players fit into our plans," Southeast coach Gary Garner said. "The team competed hard and played well despite having only 10 days of practice going into the trip. I think this will really help us get our regular season off to a good start."

Simonhoff earns OVC honor

Southeast sophomore punter David Simonhoff was named the Ohio Valley Conference special teams player of the week for football.

Simonhoff averaged 53.2 yards on six punts during Thursday's 42-3 season-opening loss at Southern Illinois. His longest punt was 64 yards and he placed three kicks inside the Salukis' 20-yard line.

Tennessee State tailback Charles Anthony and Samford free safety Cortland Finnegan were the league's offensive and defensive players of the week. Anthony rushed for a career-high 202 yards in a 42-7 win over Alabama A&M. Finnegan had 16 tackles and an interception in a 28-7 loss at Georgia Tech.

Otahkians volleyball winless

Southeast's volleyball team fell to 0-4 late Saturday night with a 31-29, 30-20, 30-21 loss to Albany in the final match of the Active Ankle Classic hosted by Ball State. The Otahkians went 0-3 in the tournament in Muncie, Ind.

Jessica Koeper had her third double-double of the season with 13 kills and 17 digs. Lauren Scannell had 22 digs. Jamie Baumstark recorded 28 assists.

-- From staff reports

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