Ancilla (2-11, 1-4 MCCAA Western) shot just 32 percent in the first half â€“ including 3-of-16 from beyond the arc â€“ as Kellogg (8-9, 3-3 MCCAA Western) opened up a 42-26 lead by halftime.
â€śOur slow start really got us,â€ť said Ancilla menâ€™s basketball coach Greg Neeley.Â â€śThey made some shots early and forced us into turnovers.Â By the time we got it going, it was too late.â€ť
Michael Hornback led Ancilla with 17 points on the night while Antonio Cannon chipped in with 10 points.
Though the Chargers responded by shooting 16-of-32 in the second half, Kellogg was able to keep them at distance.Â Ancilla was forced into 21 turnovers on the night.
For Neeleyâ€™s squad, the poor shooting percentages and high amounts of turnovers have been an all-too-familiar trend of late.
â€śWe settled for too many three-point shots in the first half,â€ť said Neeley.Â â€śWe were much more efficient offensively in the second half, but for us to win in our league, we need to be efficient for forty minutes.â€ť