Boll Weevils fall to Red Wolves

JONESBORO — The Arkansas-Monticello men’s basketball team lost to Arkansas State on Tuesday night by a final score of 76-47 in the final exhibition contest of the 2012-13 season.

The Boll Weevils struggled in both halves, particularly the first 20 minutes, making just eight field goals and shooting just under 29 percent from the field, while their counterpart shot nearly 55 percent from the field in the first half. UAM improved to 42 percent in the second half, but ASU stuck right at 55 percent in the final period, keeping UAM from posting any type of comeback.

UAM was held without any double-digit scorers. Seniors Kori Forge and A.J. Calhoun led way for the Boll Weevils with eight points each. Junior Amir Royal added seven points off the bench.

A-State posted four double-digit scorers, led by Trey Finn with 15 points. Ed Townsel added 14 points off the bench, while starters Kenrick Washington and Brandon Peterson had 13 and 12 points, respectively.

As a team, UAM finished the contest shooting 35 percent from the field (19-of-54), 15 percent on three-pointers (3-of-20) and 50 percent on foul shots (6-of-12). The Red Wolves shot 55 percent from the field (29-of-53), 45 percent on three-pointers (9-of-20) and 53 percent at the foul line (9-of-17).

UAM is back to its regular season schedule with a road trip to face Southwest Baptist this Thursday. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. in Bolivar, Mo.