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Christmas Classic: Lindsey Wilson 65. Washington Adventist 65

Strong second half propels Lindsey Wilson men's basketball to 67-65 victory over Washington Adventist in Lindsey Wilson Christmas Classic game played before 134 in attendance
Next: Lindsey Wilson Men's Basketball hosts Brescia, (Owensboro, KY) at 6pmCT, Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Biggers Sports Center, 367 Spickard Street, Columbia, KY.

By Anthony Latessa
Sports News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team defeated No. 17-ranked in NAIA Division II Washington Adventist (MD) 67-65 on day two, Saturday, December 17, 2016, of the Lindsey Wilson Christmas Classic Saturday at Biggers Sports Center.

Charles Sutton led the Blue Raiders (11-5) with a game-high 20 points. Allen Costley chipped in with 12 points and Dmitry Utolin recorded his first double-double of the season with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Lindsey Wilson limited the Shock (12-1) to just 37.1 percent shooting from the field.

The Blue Raiders jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead in the beginning of the first half. The two teams traded baskets until Washington Adventist went on an 8-0 run to take a 15-12 lead. Lindsey Wilson cut the lead to 17-16 before the Shock went on a 7-0 run. The Blue Raiders trailed 43-31 at the half as Washington Adventist shot 51.6 percent from the field in the half and 6-of-7 from three.

The Blue Raiders limited the Shock to just 22 second half points and 22.6 percent from the field and 2-of-10 beyond the arc. Lindsey Wilson went on an 8-0 run to cut the Washington Adventist lead to 48-45. From the 6:51 mark in the second half until 32 seconds left the Blue Raiders scored 13 of the next 14 points.

Charles Vines led the Shock with 15 points shooting 5-of-6 from three and Tyrus Fleetwood chipped in with 13.

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