CAROLINA FOREST — Mike Vogler had 31 points, 16 assists, eight rebounds and seven steals, former CCU standout Jon Pack had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and the South Carolina Warriors took down the Atlanta Wildcats 139-103 Sunday.
“It was a good win,” Warriors coach John Kefalas said. “There were a lot of fouls. We had a quite a bit of turnovers. But all-in-all it was a good game for us. It was a good team win, these new guys are getting mentored by our veteran players.”
Vogler had to play 48 minutes, due to other players being in foul trouble, and was 9-for-17 from the field and went 12-for-12 from the foul line.
“He was all over the place. He had a wonderful game,” Kefalas said. “He had to play 48 minutes, we had so many fouls called against us and all of our guys were in foul trouble. We had too many fouls as a team. Sometimes you get caught in the situation with the opponent. We have to play our game and not their game.”
Don Hughes had 28 points, Chris Hill scored 25 and Kyle Phillips added 15. All these players have joined the Warriors just recently, and Kefalas believes the good play by the newcomers will help his team down the stretch.
“Our team defense was good. I think we can play better, and I don’t think this team should have scored 103,” he said. “We could have won by more, but I wanted to give everyone a chance to play which will help us down the road in the playoffs.”
South Carolina, who was coming off a 118-98 win over Hampton Roads Stallions on Saturday, will host the Electric City Shockers on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. and Kefalas is looking for a good defensive performance by his team.
“They’re pretty good,” Kefalas said. “They’re a new team but they’ve beat some good teams. If we play good defense against any team, we can win.”
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