Sunday, December 12, 2010

Royals suffer first loss 62-52 to Princeton

The Mason County Royals lost to the Cincinnati Princeton Vikings 62-52 today in the Bluegrass-Buckeye Charity Holiday Classic at Northern Kentucky University's Bank of Kentucky Center.
Princeton led from start to finish. The Vikings were up by 16 at the half and scored the first two points of the third quarter to lead 36-18. Mason County ended up outscoring Princeton 14-7 in the third quarter and cut the deficit to five at 49-44 with four minutes left in the game. But the Royals went almost two minutes before they scored again. Jordan Gilbert led Mason County in scoring with 19 points. Treg Setty scored 18 and Tyler Black added 10. The Royals fly to Hawaii Wednesday and will play Kaimuki ofHonolulu in the first round of the Iolani Classic Friday night at 8:30 (Maysville time).

MC (2-1) Gilbert 19, Osborne 5, Black 10, Setty 18
P (3-1) Thomas 19, Jordan 2, McCants 8, Hill 9, McAvinchey 5, Isham 5, Smith 10, Monteiro 4

MC FG 44.7% 3 PT FG 16.7% FT 80% REB 26 TO 13
P FG 51.1% 3 PT FG 33.3% FT 60% REB 27 TO 10

MC 11 07 14 20-52
P 17 17 07 21-62

  • The loss was Mason County's first in six games played in the Bank of Kentucky Center.
  • Treg Setty was named Most Valuable Player of the game for Mason County. Ulysses Thomas, who hit four three-pointers was named Princeton's MVP;
  • Neal Pawsat received the Scholar Athlete Award for Mason County

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