The Lancers had been unable to chain saves and had been unable to attain straightforward pictures within the paint or soar pictures outdoors, falling 50-30 within the Area 4D semi-final matchup towards Blacksburg to finish their season altered by the pandemic.
“It is actually powerful and it hurts,” Amherst coach Segar Jordan stated of not having the ability to advance additional within the postseason, “however it’s what it’s.”
Early within the contest, Jordan’s Lancers had been engaged and seemed to be pretty even with No. Four seed Blacksburg. After 1 / 4, the groups got here collectively to 7 in whole. The second quarter additionally produced comparable scores on each side, with Blacksburg main by simply 4 on the break. The Lancers (7-Four), regardless of committing seven turnovers within the second body and taking half as many pictures as Blacksburg, nonetheless had loads of time to finish a comeback.
However the Bruins, after taking pictures 28% within the first half, got here out of the locker room with an additional burst of power and edged Amherst 20-11 within the third quarter for a 38-25 lead.
The Lancers could not discover the underside of the bucket, with lane floats hitting the entrance of the rim and lengthy pictures usually missed poorly. When the Lancers had been in a position to enter the lane past the Blacksburg zone, the peak and energetic palms of the Bruins resulted in unforced errors for Amherst, who dedicated 16 turnovers to Blacksburg’s seven, and infrequently on factors to the opposite. aspect of the courtroom.