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Basketball: LWC Men win Battle of Highway 55

By Kyle Jackson

Campbellsville, KY - The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team concluded a four-game road trip Saturday afternoon with a 90-68 win against Campbellsville University in the Battle of Highway 55. The win is the first conference victory of the season for Lindsey Wilson.

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team will now break for the holidays and will return to action on January 3 against Cumberland (TN). Tipoff is set for 8pmCT in Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

Elijah Jordan went eight of 16 from the field and a perfect five of five from the free throw line to lead the Blue Raiders in the game with 22 points on the afternoon while Calvin Fugett went seven of 16 from the floor and four of five from the free throw line to record 20 points in the victory. Mark Edmond recorded his second career double double as he collected a game and career-high 20 rebounds and added 10 points in the win.

As a team, the Blue Raiders shot 52.4 percent from the field going 33 of 63, seven of 15 from beyond the arc for 46.7 percent, and 17 of 19 from the free throw line for 89.5 percent all while forcing Campbellsville into 15 turnovers for 25 points.

The Blue Raiders (8-6, 1-5 MSC) got off to a hot start in the game as Giir Ring quickly racked up five points to put the Blue Raiders ahead at 7-2. Jamyus Jones then made it a double-digit lead for Lindsey Wilson after his three-pointer made it 27-14 with eight minutes left in the half. The Blue Raider defense was the inspiration behind the offensive explosion as Lindsey Wilson forced the Tigers into 10 turnovers in the first half resulting in 19 points for the away team while shooting over 50 percent overall.

The Blue Raiders continued their scoring run right into the start of the second half as Jordan drove in the paint to get the opening layup of the half making it 50-27. Jones knocked down another three with 14 minutes left to make it 59-37, helping Lindsey Wilson hold onto a 20-point advantage into the final 13 minutes. Jordan continued the hot streak from beyond the arc as he hit a three with eight minutes left to make it 74-54. The Blue Raiders finished the job going three of six from beyond the arc shooting 50 percent while also not allowing the Tigers a single three pointer in the contest.

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