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Blue Raider Men's Basketball now 4-0 following 5 Nov 2017 win

No. 21 Lindsey Wilson Men's Basketball rolls past Ohio State-Mansfield 108-36. Attendance: 131.
Next: Lindsey Wilson Men's Basketball hosts Brescia (KY) at 7pmCT, Wed 8 Nov 2017, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

By Charles Balcom, Assistant Sports Information Director, LWC

COLUMBIA, KY - (Sun 5 Nov 2017) The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team scored over 100 points for the second-straight game as the Blue Raiders defeated Ohio State-Mansfield by a 108-36 margin on Sunday afternoon at Biggers Sports Center.

Five Blue Raiders recorded double-digit points in the win led by freshman Jordan Hamlette's career-high 22 points off the bench. Hamlette connected on 8-of-13 shots from the floor and four three pointers. Nic Brown recorded a double-double for the second game in a row with 13 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Allen Costley posted 17 points, Bryan Wallace finished with 15 and Charles Sutton had 11. Sutton also grabbed seven boards and matched a career-high with seven assists. His seven rebounds puts him 10th all-time on the program's rebounding list. He needs just three more assists to also enter the top 10 for assists.

The Blue Raiders (4-0) scored the first 19 points of the game and never looked back, outscoring the Mavericks (0-3) 35-7 through the first 12 minutes of play and 54-17 by the halftime buzzer.

Lindsey Wilson shot 53.7 percent from the floor in the first half, but hit just 3-of-12 attempts from beyond the arc. The Mavericks struggled from the floor in the first 20 minutes, hitting just 6-of-30 shots from the floor for 20.0 percent, and made 3-of-16 three-point attempts. LWC's defense forced Ohio State-Mansfield into 13 first-half turnovers as the Blue Raiders did not surrender a single point in the paint in the opening half. Lindsey Wilson committed just four turnovers of their own while scoring 32 points in the paint and 23 off of turnovers.

The second half produced nearly identical scoring numbers for the two teams with Lindsey Wilson outscoring the Mavericks 54-19 in the final 20 minutes of play. The Blue Raider defense continued to smother the Mavericks, forcing them into 28 turnovers by the end of the contest, while surrendering just four total points in the paint.

Lindsey Wilson nearly doubled up Ohio State-Mansfield in rebounding, winning the battle on the boards 53-27. LWC accounted for 21 steals in the game, six from Wallace, five from Sutton and four each from Hannes Erhardt and Marquis Johns.

The Blue Raiders finished the game with a 55.8 shooting percentage compared to a 22.0 mark from the Mavericks.

Wyatt Clemens led Ohio State-Mansfield with 16 points in the loss.

This story was posted on 2017-11-06 05:04:37
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