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LWC basketball hosts CU in Battle of HWY 55 doubleheader

By Anthony Latessa

The Lindsey Wilson men's and women's basketball teams host Campbellsville in a Battle of Highway 55 doubleheader starting at 6pmCT, Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

The No. 4-ranked Blue Raider women's team (22-0, 8-0 MSC) takes the court first at 6pmCT with the men's team to follow at 8pmCT.

Lindsey Wilson defeated Life (Ga.) 108-67 on Saturday. Chanel Roberts scored a team-high 19 points on 8-of-8 shooting from the floor. Kayla Styles hit 8-of-9 shots for 18 points. Jynea Harris scored a season-high 13 points, including 11 at the free throw line. Heidi Huffman added 12 points and Malerie Martin also finished with 12 points.

Dating back to last season the Blue Raiders have won 12 consecutive home games. With a win tonight Lindsey Wilson would tie the record of 13 that was set from Jan. 16, 1992 - Jan. 12, 1993 and from Nov. 8, 2008 - Feb. 28, 2009.

The No. 8-ranked Tigers (20-3, 5-2 MSC) defeated Wilberforce (Ohio) 90-67 on Saturday. Four Tigers were in double figures led by Jordan Doram who scored 15 points. Madison Stewart added 14 points and Madison Faulkner scored 11 points. Emily Fox and Madison Kaiser scored 10 points apiece. Fox leads Campbellsville in scoring with 14.8 ppg.

Tonight is the 70th meeting between the two schools. Campbellsville holds a 50-19 edge in the series. Back on Dec. 3 the Blue Raiders defeated Campbellsville 88-65. Lindsey Wilson had six players in double figures. J'Nayah Hall and Styles each scored 15 points. Chanel Roberts added 14 points. Kayla Richardson, Courtney Sandlin and Martin each had 10 points.

The Lindsey Wilson men's team (16-8, 3-5 MSC) suffered an 86-66 setback at Life on Saturday. Dmitry Utolin scored a team-high 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Bryan Wallace was the other Blue Raider in double figures with 17 points. Wallace is now three points away from 1,000 in his career.

Campbellsville (12-9, 2-5 MSC) defeated University of Maine Fort-Kent 90-62 on Monday. Shawn Johnson scored a team-high 20 points and Tyler Hagen added 14 points. Jalen Coates and Erik Kinney scored 13 points apiece. Kinney also grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.

Tonight is the 65th meeting between the two schools. Campbellsville holds a 36-28 edge in the series. Last season the Blue Raiders defeated the Tigers at Biggers Sports Center 102-76. Earlier this season Lindsey Wilson fell to Campbellsville on the road 64-58. Charles Sutton scored 21 points and Nic Brown added 13 points.

The doubleheader starts at 6pmCT at Biggers Sports Center, 367 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

This story was posted on 2017-02-02 09:12:30
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