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LW Men's Basketball defeats Johnson by 50 points

134-84 victory over Johnson (TN) comes Friday night, 3 Nov, 207, before a Biggers Sports Center crowd of 251. ACHS graduate and freshman sensation Kel Stotts led the Raiders with 17 points. STATS
Next: Lindsey Wilson Men's Basketball hosts OSU/Mansfield at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY, at 2pmCT, Sun 5 Nov 2017.

By Christopher Coombs

COLUMBIA, KY - The No. 21-ranked Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team defeated Johnson (TN) 134-84 Friday night at Biggers Sports Center with six Blue Raiders scoring in double digits.

Lindsey Wilson was efficient from beyond the ark in the second half shooting 57.9 percent as a team as two Blue Raiders had career-high scoring efforts. On the night, LWC was able to force 18 turnovers, including 14 steals as they outrebounded the Royals 60-34.

Bryan Wallace led the way for the Blue Raider offense scoring a career-high 28 points with a personal record six made three pointers. Wallace's previous career-high point total was a 24-point performance during his sophomore season against Dalton State (GA).

Marquis Johns also recorded a career-high scoring night after 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor. Johns' previous game high of 14 points came during the 2016 season against Ohio State Mansfield, who the Blue Raiders play on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Kel Stotts had 17 points as Charles Sutton finished the night with 13. Nic Brown recorded his first double-double of the season with a team-high 13 boards and added 11 points while Allen Costley added eight boards and 15 points. Sutton and Costley missed out on double-doubles by one and two rebounds, respectively. Jordan Hamlette recorded eight points and a team-high seven assists, while Wallace had a game-high six steals. Ethan Hennis and Can Oztamur added nine and eight points off the bench, respectively, Hennis hitting a trio of three pointers on three-consecutive Blue Raider possesions.

At the end of the first half the Blue Raider had built a 67-42 lead on 56.0 percent shooting from the floor. In the second half, the teams double downed and had an identical outcome with Lindsey Wilson outscoring the Royals 67-42 on 11-of-19 from deep for LWC.

The Blue Raiders scored 27 points off turnovers, had over half of their points in the paint (70) and turned 23 offensive rebounds into 30 second-chance points.

Johnson was led by Ed Kalu and Taylor Gilpin, who both scored 15 points in the loss. Christopher Coombs, is a staff writer for Lindsey Athletics.

This story was posted on 2017-11-04 10:19:14
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