Victory becomes the only option


Cameron Cornelius, senior guard

Ian Taylor, Sports Editor

The Lions (15-10, 9-7 MIAA) will attempt to rebound tomorrow against the Gorillas of Pittsburg State (16-8, 12-4 MIAA) following four losses in the last five games.

This is the first stretch of such games for a Southern team that has not lost back-to-back games since the first two to open the season.

But after another tough loss, this time on their home floor, the Lions feel confident that the time is now.

“We need to lock in and commit as a team and play together as one,” said junior Taevaunn Prince. “Coach Boschee and everyone on our staff have been doing more than enough to prepare us for these games. We just need to take it and run with it and put it all together. It’s now or never; it’s go time, man.”

Opportunity lies ahead for the Lions, with two of the final three contests coming against possible MIAA Tournament opponents, as well as two of those three coming at home where Southern has a 8-3 record.

One of the three is the previously mentioned Gorillas, who the Lions are ready to face, and, along with a impressive record, Pitt State presents tough match-ups across the board. But with a large challenge looming, the Lions feel like this is their time to get on a roll before it is too late.

“I’m confident in everybody in our locker room,” said Prince. “Now it is about that time to go on a run.”