WINTER PARK, Fla. - The Saint Leo men's basketball team traveled to Rollins College and saw the Tars snap the Lions' five-game win-streak with a 75-67 Sunshine State Conference defeat on Wednesday night at Rollins' Warden Arena.
After holding a decent lead through most of the first half, and heading into halftime with a two-point advantage, the Lions couldn't answer the Tars' three-pointers in the second half as Rollins sank 13 treys to push ahead of the Lions.
A very physical game saw the referees dish out three technicals, including two to the Lions, which saw Rollins sink all of the free-throws on the penalties, which seemingly put the game out of reach for the Lions.
It also seemed that Saint Leo was not able to get the rebounds when they needed them the most, as the clock was winding down in the final five minutes and the game still very much in doubt. One play saw Rollins get three offensive boards before draining a three-pointer to put the score at 71-62 with just two-and-a-half minutes left.
Quentin Cullop and Matt Salay each scored 20 points in the loss while Josue Vazquez dropped in 10 points and 10 rebounds for the only double-double for either team. Jordan Prais pulled down 14 rebounds for the game's lead.
The Lions will try to rebound from their first loss in six outings as they return home to face Florida Tech on Saturday afternoon. Tip-off of the Sunshine State Conference game is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the Marion Bowman Activities Center on the Saint Leo campus.