LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - University of Montevallo (1-2) defeats Lees-McRae College (0-3), 81-62, in the 2008 Disney's Division II Men's Tip Off Classic basketball tournament Sunday evening at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla.
Nick DeSchepper led the Bobcats with 26 points shooting 10-of-20 from the floor, including 4-of-10 from beyond the three-point arc. Aaron Woodacre, who was named to the All-Tournament Team for Group Sportsmanship, recorded 12 points shooting 4-of-6 from beyond the three-point line. Woodacre finished the tournament averaging 17.7 points per game. Kyle Boardman also had double figure points with 12 points on 6-10 from the floor.
Anthony Brown scored 12 of his team-high 16 points in the second half to lead five Montevallo players in double figures. Nate Flowers, who was name to the All-Tournament Team for Group Sportsmanship, recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Marcus Lancaster contributed 13 points, shooting 5-of-9 from the field. Andre McMillian and Freddy Little added 10 points a piece in the Falcons victory. Flowers averaged 11.7 points and 9.3 rebounds for the tournament.
Montevallo started the scoring with a Marcus Lancaster layup, but Lees-McRae came back to score nine straight points led by two three-pointers by Woodacre. The Falcons trimmed the lead to 13-12, but the Bobcats recorded 12 of the next 14 points to extend their lead to 11, 25-14, with 7:24 left in the half. Montevallo came back with a 16-4 run to take a 30-29 lead and cruise into intermission with a two-point advantage. The Falcons would not give up the lead again as they led by as many as 22 points coasting to the 19-point win.
Montevallo forced 18 Bobcat turnovers, which led to 23 points compared to seven for Lees-McRae. The Falcons shot 54.5 percent, 20-55 FG, from the floor, including 67.9 percent in the second half, while holding Lees-McRae to 40.7 percent.
Pictured: Aaron Woodacre