BANNER ELK, N.C. - Lees-McRae's Daniel Sepokas had a career-high
25 points to lead all scorers as the Bobcats fell to the Anderson
University Trojans, 85-53, Monday night in a Conference Carolinas
men's basketball game at Williams Gymnasium.
Sepokas led the Bobcats with his 25 points on by going 10-of-15
from the floor and 2-of-5 from behind the arc. He also led the
team with five rebounds and four assists without turning the ball
over. Sean Hardin was the only other Bobcat in double-digits with
For Anderson, Taylor Shugart paved the way with 19 points going
9-of-10 from the floor and hitting one of his four free throw
attempts. Shugart and Trey Britton grabbed a team-high six
rebounds. Oskars Ernsteins and Nick Trull scored 14 points
apiece. Both players were 5-of-8 from the floor and 4-of-6 from
three. Brandon Young had a game-high seven assists with zero
turnovers, and Kevis Cornwell had five steals.
Anderson took an early 7-1 lead less than five minutes into the
game and extended it to 12-3 at the 12 minute mark, but Lees-McRae
would rally with a 7-2 run to cut the Trojan lead to 14-10 with
just under ten minutes remaining in the could. From there,
Anderson used a 13-2 run to take a 27-12 lead with just over five
minutes to play in the half. Anderson would use an Ernsteins three
push the lead to 22 points, 41-19, at the half.
Six minutes into the second half the Trojans had a 26-point
lead, 55-27, and seven minutes later had their largest lead of the
game, 36 points, to hold a 75-39 lead. The Trojans would finish
the game up 85-53 for the win.
Lees-McRae will travel to Erskine College for their next game on