Ospreys drop six straight with 98-84 loss to UTRGV

Al Huffman

Dallas Moore (14) Photo by Jim Hogue
Dallas Moore (14)
Photo by Jim Hogue

In what first seemed like struggles against tough competition, is now starting to look like a season in distress for North Florida (3–9).The Ospreys dropped their latest contest to University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (4-8) by a score of 98–84.

The Ospreys’ sixth straight loss statistically wasn’t lopsided.In fact, North Florida held a pair of Rio Grande Valley’s starters to a combined two points. However the Ospreys had no answer for two other Vaquero players.

Redshirt-junior guard Nick Dixon and sophomore guard Antonio Green went off for a combined 46 points including Green’s eight 3-pointers. Osprey senior stand out Dallas Moore had another strong performance with 24 points and freshman guard Garrett Sams had a breakout game with 17 points.

North Florida’s largest and only lead of the game was of two points with less than a minute into the contest.

Meanwhile Los Vaqueros established dominance early outscoring the Ospreys 50 to 29 in the first half. Their largest lead of the game was 29 points shortly after halftime.

Interestingly enough, even without Chris Davenport, the Ospreys managed to outscore Rio Grande Valley in the paint 38 to 32. But the inability to cover the perimeter resulted in a 98–84 loss and about 98 problems heading into their Dec.15 showdown with Thomas University at UNF arena.

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