Auburn's Rasheem Barrett Scores Game-High 23 Points As Reach USA Closes Out Chinese Tour With 90-81 Victory Over Zhe Jiang

May 26, 2007

SHANXI, China-- Auburn's Rasheem Barrett scored a game-high 23 points and Quan Prowell added 16 points and nine rebounds as Reach USA (6-2) closed out its eight-game Chinese tour with a 90-81 victory over Zhe Jiang Saturday in Shanxi, China.

Barrett was 9-of-14 from the field, 1-of-3 from 3-point range and a perfect 4-of-4 from the foul line. The Atlanta, Ga., native also had five rebounds, three assists and three steals. Prowell was 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free throw line.

In the eight games, Prowell averaged 15.5 points and 7.4 rebounds while Barrett averaged 12.4 points and 4.6 boards.

Reach USA used a fourth quarter spirt to overcome a 12-point third quarter defict. USA scored the first eight points of the game, but the Chinese began to reign in the threes and took a two-point lead into the second period.

The Chinese led by seven at the half and built a 12-point lead with three minutes to go in the third. USA turned that deficit into a 11-point lead midway in the fourth and held on for the nine- point win.

The trip was coached by Tom Schuberth, head coach at Texas-Pan American the first three games and Auburn assistant coach Bryan Bartley coached the final five games.




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