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Basketball: Battle of Highway 55 is Saturday

By Kyle Jackson

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team will close out a four-game road trip this weekend when they head north on Saturday for the Battle of Highway 55 against Campbellsville University. Tipoff is scheduled for 1pmCT.

This will be the 74th time these two programs have faced each other with Lindsey Wilson trailing the all-time series 31-43. The last meeting resulted in a 64-73 loss for the Blue Raiders on Feb. 4, 2021. Live video and stats will be available for the game.

The Blue Raiders (7-6, 0-5 MSC) enter the game following a third straight conference loss, losing 57-76 this time to Georgetown (KY). Calvin Fugett went five of 10 from the field leading the Blue Raiders with 16 points on the night, but poor shooting and a total of 19 fouls prevented the side from getting into the game.

Elijah Jordan continues to lead the Blue Raiders in scoring, averaging 14.5 points per game through 13 games while also shooting 53.1 percent from beyond the arc, ranking him second in the conference. Mark Edmond continues to lead the team in rebounds per game averaging 6.9 per game, ranking him seventh in the conference. In addition to those two leaders, Fugett leads the team in steals per game with 1.5, ranking 10th in the conference.

As a team, Lindsey Wilson is averaging 75.5 points per game while shooting 46.2 percent overall and 38 percent from behind the arc, the best percentage in the conference.

As for the Tigers, (9-4, 2-3 MSC) they enter the game after seeing a two-game win streak snapped by Cumberland (Tenn.) 61-77 last night. Sophomore forward Jace Wallace scored a team-high 16 points while shooting five for 10 overall for the Tigers.

Graduate guard Peyton Broughton leads the Tigers in scoring averaging 15.8 points per game, ranking eighth in the conference while Sophomore forward Jarius Key leads the side in rebounds per game averaging 7.6, putting him third in the conference rankings. Just behind Key in fifth is Wallace who also averages 7.0 boards per game. In addition to those leaders, graduate guard Cameron Carmical ranks fourth in the conference in three-point shooting averaging 48.3 percent from beyond the arc while also averaging 1.7 steals per game, tying for fifth in the conference.

As a team, the Tigers are averaging 81.9 points per game, ranking them fourth in the conference while shooting 46.1 percent overall.

This story was posted on 2021-12-17 13:06:56
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