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College Basketball 15 Dec 2016: LWC 86. Boyce 50.

Strong second half lifts Lindsey Wilson Men's Basketball to win over Boyce College
Next Lindsey Classic: Lindsey Wilson hosts Kentucky Christian, at 3pmCT, Friday, December 15, 2016, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

By Matthew Wurzburger

News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - (Thu 15 Dec 2016) The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team shook off a slow first half, sprinting past Boyce (KY) in the second half of Thursday night's 86-50 home victory.

The Blue Raiders (9-5) shot 62.5 percent in the second half en route to out-scoring the Bulldogs (5-9) 50-25 in the final 20 minutes.

Marshall Griffith keyed the second-half surge, scoring 18 points after the half as part of a career-high 24-point performance.

The sophomore guard shot 10-of-13 from the field on Thursday including 2-of-4 from behind the three-point arc.

Led by Griffith, Lindsey Wilson's second unit scored 42 points against Boyce.

The Blue Raiders took a 36-25 lead into the locker room on the strength of a 10-0 run in the final 2:08 of the half.

Dmitry Utolin sparked the run, scoring six points in that span. The senior from Dubna, Russia finished the first half with 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting.

Lindsey Wilson shot 44.1 percent in the first half, missing all nine of its shots from deep. Boyce connected on 34.5 percent of its first-half shots, including a 4-of-12 mark from behind the arc.

Lindsey Wilson finally broke the seal from deep at 10:29 in the second half when Griffith knocked down the deep ball. The Blue Raiders ended the game shooting 22.2 percent from three-point range.

The Blue Raider surge continued into the second half as Lindsey Wilson scored the first six points of the half to build a 41-25 advantage.

Trey Stewart's field goal with 17:21 left in the half brought the Bulldogs to within 11, but they could pull no closer as the Blue Raiders scored 43 of the game's last 61 points.

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