Patterson alum Grogan leads Wiley College in scoring in loss
The Wiley College men’s basketball team struggled to make shots in the first half and were unable to complete a comeback in a 73-71 loss to Texas’ Our Lady of the Lake University Saturday in a Red River Athletic Conference game in Marshall, Texas.
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak, and the Wildcats fall to fifth place in the conference standings.
Wiley College shot 21.2% from the field in the first half and struggled from the free throw line — only hitting 10-of-22 attempts.
Wiley College (6-7 overall, 4-3 in Red River Athletic Conference) trailed by as many as 14 with 4:39 left in the game. It took advantage of four fouls and converted all eight free throws. Travious Grubbs made two baskets. Patterson High alum Taylan Grogan hit a layup with 1:40 left. Stephen Taylor got a steal, and Devin Ellis passed to Jamir Cheek, who laid it in to tie the game at 69.
A foul by the Wildcats allowed the Saints to retake the lead. However, Grubbs tied it with 38 seconds left.
Wiley College was called for a foul with two seconds left, and the Saints hit both free throws. The Wildcats had a final opportunity, but their shot was off the mark.
Four Wildcats finished in double figures, led by Grogan’s 22 points. He also had two assists, one steal and two rebounds. Grubbs followed with 13 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals. Cheek shot 5-for-9 and tallied 11 points while contributing four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Adrian Dick had his third double-digit scoring performance with 10 points.
The Wildcats will hit the road this week, starting with Texas College on Thursday. The Steers have lost their last five games with their latest coming against Paul Quinn College on Saturday.