Portsmouth, Ohio – Shawnee State men's basketball fell at home on Tuesday night, losing to Ashland (Ohio) 73-58.
The Bears took an early lead, holding an 8-2 advantage, sparked by five quick points from Jayllen Carter (JR/Portsmouth, Ohio). However, Ashland would take the lead with 9:49 remaining in the first half, and would never trail the rest of the way, pushing the lead to 11 points by halftime.
The Eagles would then stretch lead to 20 points with 12:32 to go. Shawnee State would battle back to cut the lead to as little as 12 points, but could push the deficit no closer. Ashland would keep the Bears just out of reach for the final eight minutes, ultimately winning by 15.
Jayllen Carter led Shawnee State with 13 points on the night. Frederick Moore (JR/Cincinnati, Ohio) added nine points and seven rebounds, with Tamal Watkins (FR/Columbus, Ohio) adding five points and five assists.
Ashland's Adrian Cook led all scorers with 19 points. Boo Osborne added 12 points for the Eagles.
With the loss, Shawnee State fall to 3-3 on the young season. Ashland, who are receiving votes in NCAA Division II, improve to 2-1.
The Bears are next in action on Friday, November 18th when they participate in the Bevo Francis Tournament at the University of Rio Grande, opening with Kent St. at Tuscarawas. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:00pm.