Southern searches for answers

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Freshman guard Charlie Brown fights through an attempted during the Lions contest against Central Missouri on Jan. 31, 2015, in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

Ian Taylor, Sports Editor

Southern (14-9, 8-6 MIAA) continues to fall down the MIAA standings after another loss at the hands of the conference elite. Next for the men is the team directly behind them in the standings, Missouri Western (10-11, 6-8 MIAA).

“We just need to remain focused,” said junior Taevaunn Prince, “and play every game like it’s our last with a sense of urgency.”

But after three performances totaling under 80 points, Southern’s offense has become something of difficulty.

The Lions have relied heavily on the play from the guard position., with Prince, Cameron Cornelius and Lane Barlow spearheading the attack, but while the scoring offense remains ranked third in the conference (78.0 per game) the Lions continue to fall in field goal percentage (45.7% per game).

Movement was not helped over the short losing steak as team fell below that mark in two of those three match ups.

Following tomorrow’s contest, the Lions face a fairly even schedule to the finish, playing three more games at home and only two more against teams above them in the standings, as games quickly becoming must wins.