Paul Carter Scores 11 in Second Loss

Paul Carter, a 6-foot-8, 195-pound forward from Missouri State University-West Plains CC who signed with Minnesota, scored 11 points, but it was not enough as the Grizzlies fell for the second time this season, losing to Mineral Area 79-76 at home Saturday. The loss snapped the Grizzlies' 14-game win streak, causing them to fall to 18-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

The game saw six ties and 10 lead changes. The largest advantage in the game came after Gerald Fulton completed a three-point play to give Mineral Area a 63-53 edge. The Grizzlies responded with a 13-2 run, led by 11 points from Mo Smith. Fulton answered with a three-pointer to give the Cardinals the lead for good at 68-66. MSU closed the gap to one twice, the final time after a trey by Paul Carter with 9.2 seconds left. However, Fulton made a pair of free throws with 8.8 seconds to go, giving MAC the win as the Grizzlies' potential tying trey attempt came up short.

Carter is averaging 12.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. He is shooting 38.7% from the field, 28.9% from three-point range and 81.0% from the free throw line.

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