Saints Play at Conseco Fieldhouse
Men's Basketball - Thu, Dec. 18, 2008
"It's not every day that you get a chance to play in an NBA arena," said Head Coach Steve Baumgartner. "I told the guys to have fun and remember the experience. "
The game opened up with both teams trading baskets, but Tyler Rigby of East took over late in the first half scoring 25 points, including 5 - 6 from three point range. The Saints were held to just 34% from the field, and trailed by 16 at half.
The Saints offense started to click in the second half, shooting 48% from the field, including 5 - 10 from three point range. East remained hot from the field shooting 55% in the second half. The Saints eventually fell to East 95 - 75. Elliott Jones Jr. (Hazel Crest, IL) led the Saints with 14 points and 6 assists. Mark Wilkins (Chicago, IL) added 12 points and 9 rebounds.
"It was a great experience to play in Conseco, and I thank IU East for the opportunity for our guys to play there," Coach Baumgartner said.
The Saints get a much needed rest over the holidays, and will return to action January 10th to play IU East in a rematch at the Pfeil Center.