Morgan Hansen finished with a game-high 25 points for the Eagles, who fell to 7-19 on the year.
Ashford knocked down 35.6% (16-for-45) of their field goals and knock down 80% (16-for-20) of their free throws while holding their guests to 35.4% (17-for-48) from the floor. It might not have been the flashiest way to end the year, but the AU bench boss with pleased with the way his team put a stamp on the regular season.
“We’re happy with the way we closed the year,” Kruger added. “Any time you get a win, you take it no matter how you get it. We battled a tough schedule all season and we’ve gotten better.
“When you play half of your schedule against teams that are either ranked or getting votes, sometimes your record doesn’t reflect how we’ve played. Our kids have approached it the right way and fought through it all year,” Kruger said.
Next up for the Saints is the 2014 Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Tournament, held in Clinton on Feb. 28-Mar. 1. The Saints’ opponent and game start time will be released at a later date.