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Kellogg’s Strong Start Dooms Chargers

January 25, 2011
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BATTLE CREEK, MI – A strong first half by Kellogg Community College sent the Ancilla College men’s basketball to their fourth straight conference loss in an 89-70 decision on Sunday at Kellogg..

Ancilla (2-11, 1-4 MCCAA Western) shot just 32 percent in the first half – including 3-of-16 from beyond the arc – as Kellogg (8-9, 3-3 MCCAA Western) opened up a 42-26 lead by halftime.

“Our slow start really got us,” said Ancilla men’s basketball coach Greg Neeley.  “They made some shots early and forced us into turnovers.  By the time we got it going, it was too late.”

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.  Ancilla was forced into 21 turnovers on the night.

For Neeley’s squad, the poor shooting percentages and high amounts of turnovers have been an all-too-familiar trend of late.

“We settled for too many three-point shots in the first half,” said Neeley.  “We 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.”

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