Samuels Posts Double-Double As All-Stars Fall Short

Jamar Samuels led the All-Stars with 24 points and 11 rebounds.

Aug. 9, 2010

FREIBORG, Switzerland - Junior Jamar Samuels scored a game-high 24 points, but it wasn't enough, as the East Coast All-Stars dropped their second consecutive game to the Swiss National Team, 96-91, on Monday.

 

For the second straight day, the All-Stars rallied from a fourth quarter deficit only to run out of time.  The squad stormed back from a 23-point deficit in the final frame to outscore the Swiss, 27-15, including a 17-2 run in the final two minutes.  The team was again plagued by poor shooting from the free throw line, where they were a combined 8-of-18.

 

The All-Stars were in an uphill battle from the beginning, as the Swiss Team connected on five of their first six 3-point field goals to open up a 58-39 halftime lead.  The third quarter went back and forth with the Swiss holding an 81-64 edge on the strength of 62 percent shooting from the 3-point range.           

 

The Big 12's top Sixth Man a year ago, Samuels tallied a double-double with game-highs in both points (24) and rebounds (11) against the Swiss National Team.  He also added game-high four steals and three assists.  Lycoming's Will Kelly posted 15 points, while Notre Dame's Scott Martin and St. John's Paris Horne each chipped in 13 points.  Wildcat sophomore guard Nick Russell totaled nine points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal.     

 

The All-Stars will board the train for Paris, France on Tuesday morning, where they will take in numerous sights, including the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral.   The squad will return to action on Wednesday when they will face the Tunisian National Team at 1 p.m. CST.

 

More information about the tour can be found at http://www.guyrancourt.com/eastcoast.htm.