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LWC BASKETBALL: Doubleheader starts at 12pmNoonCT - Today
Lindsey Wilson men's and women's basketball hosts Voorhees and Talladega in Sat 02 Dec 2017 doubleheader. LWC Men v Voorhees (SC), at 12pmCT, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY, followed by LWC Women v Talladega (AL) at 2pmCT.
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By Anthony Latessa
COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson men's and women's basketball team host a doubleheader on Saturday at Biggers Sports Center. The No. 21-ranked men's team takes on Voorhees (SC) at 12pmCT with the No. 8-ranked women's team battling No. 25-ranked Talladega (AL) at 2pmCT.
The Blue Raider men's team (10-0) defeated No. 25-ranked Martin Methodist (TN) on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 67-48. Kel Stotts led the way for Lindsey Wilson scoring a game-high 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting and 6-of-8 from beyond the arc. Nic Brown recorded his fourth double-double of the season scoring 12 points and grabbing a season-high14 rebounds. Brown also recorded a game-high three blocks. Allen Costley scored 12 points while Bryan Wallace scored eight and matched a season-high in assists with seven.
Voorhees (8-2) is coming off 97-90 victory over Johnson Wales (NC) as D.J. Evans led the way with 18 points. Alex Brooks and Ashton Pierce each scored 14 points while Malik Thomas and Staten Levine scored 13 and 10 respectively. Brooks leads the team in scoring averaging 14 points per game. The Tigers are averaging 89.5 points per game and are shooting 48.3 percent from the floor and 37.3 percent from deep.
Saturday's matchup is the third meeting between the two schools. Lindsey Wilson holds a 2-0 lead in the series. The two teams last met on Nov. 28, 2015 with the Blue Raiders picking up an 85-78 victory at Biggers Sports Center. Charles Sutton scored 17 points while Wallace added 16 and Hannes Erhardt chipped in with 13.
The Lindsey Wilson women's team (7-1) defeated Carver College (Ga.) 77-37 on Thursday. Reagan Turner scored 17 points for the Blue Raiders and matched a career-high in assists with five. Kayla Styles recorded her second double-double of the season scoring 17 points and grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds. Styles also recorded three blocks. Devin Cheatum scored 15 points while Beth Owens scored a career-high nine.
Talladega (8-3) defeated Concordia College (Ala.) 101-57 on Tuesday. Talladega had four players in double figures led by Ja'Nyia McNealy who scored 24 points. Dajah Smith scored 12 points, Deshanna Cook added 11 and Carla Clemmons chipped in with 10. The Tornadoes shot 52.6 percent from the field and 43.5 percent from beyond the arc. Talladega went 11-of-11 from the charity stripe. Clemmons leads the team in scoring with 15.2 points per game and rebounds with 6.5.
Saturday's matchup is the second meeting between the two schools. The two teams last met on March 17, 2016 in the NAIA Tournament First Round with the Blue Raiders picking up a 69-67 victory. Styles scored a game-high 22 points.
Live stats and video are available for both games on Saturday. The doubleheader gets started at 12pmCT with the men's team taking on Voorhees followed by the women's team facing Talladega at 2pmCT at Biggers Sports Center.
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