|Macedonia Too Much|
SUZHOU, China – The rematch had a similar outcome as Idaho fell to Macedonia, 77-67, in the final game of the Atlas Challenge. The Vandals finish the Challenge 2-3, with wins over Lithuania and Japan.
The Vandals came out hot, winning the first quarter 20-16. Macedonia would cut the Vandal lead to just three at the break then use an impressive third quarter to put the game away. Macedonia won the third, 26-15, to build an eight point lead that would prove to be enough.
Trevon Allen scored in double-figures for the first time this summer, finishing with 11 points including three 3-pointers. Pat Ingram also went into double-figures with 10 points.
Idaho shot 27-of-74 (36.5%) from the floor and 7-of-26 (26.9%) from beyond the arc.
Macedonia’s Xavier Thames and Giovanne Woods played all 40 minutes, scoring 16 points each to lead the game.
Nick Blair was named to the All-Tournament Future Stars Team. Blair led the Vandals in their come-from-behind win over Japan on Saturday with a game-high 16 points and seven rebounds.
Next up, the team will travel to Zhuzhou to play Macedonia, Lithuania and the Chinese National Team. The order of the games has yet to be determined. The game against the Chinese National Team will be streamed, although exact information has yet to be released.
Check back with GoVandals.com on Monday for more information on the upcoming games.
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