Back to back basketball proves advantageous for Royals

Royals’ team prayer with Welch College after Saturday’s game.

Knoxville — Johnson University’s men’s basketball team won back-to-back home games this past weekend against Boyce and Welch.

Friday’s game proved to be close with JUTN beating Boyce College 85-79.

“An advantage of playing back to back games is that it is not hard to turn around again,” Trenton Flemming, a junior on the team, said. “It gives us another chance.

“It helps us look at what we did well, but also what we can do better,” he added.

The disadvantages, according to Flemming, involve the lack of practice time and getting worn out.

“Losing at home is also bad for our rankings,” Flemming said.

However, these possible setbacks did not effect the team in Saturday’s game. The Royals kept at least a steady 10-point lead over Welch college throughout, ending it 93-83.

Flemming said he sees playing back to back games at home as a positive thing.

He said the team shoots better at home and there are more fans in the stands.

“Winning these games back to back gives the team momentum moving forward,” Flemming said. “These home games are the best part of basketball season.”

After defeating Crown College Tuesday night, the Royals are set to play three more home games.



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