GAFFNEY, S.C. -- The Limestone College Saints used a late push to beat the Lees-McRae College Bobcats, 80-49, in a Conference Carolinas men's basketball game Monday night.
With the game stalled for the first five minutes of play a Jarrell Douglass field goal sparked a 10-2 run to give Limestone a 12-4 lead with 13:36 remaining in the half. Three minutes later, the Saints pushed the lead to double-digits, 18-8, and as high as 13 points, 27-14, with 5:32 left. The Bobcats would go on an 11-2 run highlighted by four Daniel Sepokas points to cut the lead to 29-25, but the Saints would close out the half up eight, 33-25.
Coming out of the locker rooms, Lees-McRae cut the lead back to four, 33-29, with 18:43 remaining in the game, but Limestone quickly regained control of the game pushing the lead back to double-digits, 43-31, two minutes later. Five minutes later, Limestone held a 20 point lead, 57-37, and finished the game on a 23-12 run to win 80-49.
Lees-McRae managed to only shoot 30 percent overall and eight percent from three, while Limestone was 50 percent from floor and 37 percent from three.
Daniel Sepokas scored eight points and grabbed a team-high four rebounds.
The Saints had five players with double-digit points. Jarrell Douglass scored a game-high 14 points for the Saints and was followed by Michael Barrett, who scored 12 points. Tyron Evans and Danny Friend notched 11 points, and Anthony Middleton had ten points. Friend notched a double-double adding 11 rebounds to his 12 points.
Lees-McRae will play at Queens, Thursday for their next game with tipoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.