By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico
It’s been a tough year for the Angelo State men’s basketball team, but the Rams persevered Wednesday night.
Playing their 14th game of the season decided by less than 10 points, including six overtime contests, 6-foot-8 junior forward LaDonn Huckaby knocked down his fifth 3-pointer of the game with 2.8 seconds left to lift the Rams to a 70-68 Lone Star Conference South Division win over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena.
Angelo State, which started the year 0-6, improved to 7-10 overall (3-2 South) after erasing a double-figure deficit with 15 minutes left and overcoming the loss of 6-6 senior forward Ridge McKeither to an apparent dislocated knee.
McKeither was injured after a collision with 10:12 to go where Thomas was called for a charge against ENMU’s Tyler Jefferson. It took about 30 minutes for paramedics to get McKeither onto a stretcher.