Aug. 10, 2007
CANCUN, Mexico - Auburn jumped out to a 16-1 lead en route to a 90-74 victory over the Quintana Roo Pioneros in the second game of its Cancun
After being strapped with foul trouble Thursday, Josh Dollard scored the
first nine points for the Tigers and set the tone for the rest of the
game. He finidhed with 14 points.
Auburn led 25-6 after the first quarter, bettering its defensive effort
in the first game when it only allowed eight second quarter points.
"I thought we started the game very well and kind of played with them
the rest of the way," said Auburn head coach Jeff Lebo. "Quan did some
good things, and Quantez was an iron man again. He ran our team very
well in the abscence of DeWayne Reed by playing a lot of minutes.
"We moved the ball offensively, got good looks at the bucket, and you
have to be pleased with that."
Rasheen Barrett scored all 16 of his points in the first half in helping
the Tigers to a 47-24 halftime lead. Prowell led the Tigers with 18
points while Korvotney Barber added 15 points, including four thunderous
dunks and two mid-ramge jump shots.
"We came out better than we did last night," said Prowell. "We moved
the ball real well, and that is where most of our points came from."
"The conditions of where we are playing are taking its toll on us
gradually, but we will be alright tomorrow."
Lucas Hargrove added 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Frank
Tolbert had 9 points, Quantez Robertson 6 points and Matt Heramb 2.
Drew Smith played but did not score.
After making 12 three-pointers in game one, the Tigers made eight in
game two as the Pioneros played straight man-to-man after playing some
zone Thursday. The Pioneros made 13 three-pointers Friday, including 10
in the second half.
Auburn closes out its three-game Cancun tour Saturday at 7:30 pm