Final Day in Madrid

Aug. 20, 2010

Day 5 Photo Gallery
Inside the Lions from Spain - featuring Ashley Hamilton
Destination Spain Homepage

MADRID - Just 14 hours after playing their first game of their international tour of Spain, the LMU men's basketball team was back on the floor for game No. 2 as they took on Asefa Estudiantes in their final day in Madrid. With a schedule that was opposite of the day prior, the results were the same as they said farewell to Spain's capital.

The Lions posted an 85-52 win over Estudiantes, one of the top club teams in the city. It was yet another balanced attack as nine players scored seven or more points, including a team-high 14 from Vernon Teel. Drew Viney added 11 and LaRon Armstead posted 10.

Freshman Godwin Okonji led the Lions for the second straight game with eight rebounds.

LMU jumped out to a 15-1 lead but saw it trimmed to 15-12 thanks to an 11-0 run. However, the Lions scored 10 straight to go up 25-12 and then went on to post a 45-26 halftime lead and were never threatened again.

It was the second of four straight games as the Lions have added another contest in Valencia over the weekend.

Following the game, the Lions finished their tour of Madrid, including free time in old town Madrid and a visit to Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home of Real Madrid C.F.

The stadium was inaugurated on Dec. 14, 1947 and has a capacity of 80,354. It was home to the World Cup in 1982.

With the Lions headed to another city, it was only appropriate that this edition of Inside the Lions from Spain features Ten Questions with Ashley Hamilton. The redshirt sophomore spent the summer with British National Team, traveling to seven different countries. Spain is his eighth.

For complete coverage of the Lions trip, go to the Destination Spain homepage.




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