Photo Courtesy of Sammy Croft
NEWBERRY, S.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's basketball team picked up its second win of the season Saturday afternoon when it defeated Voorhees College in the consolation game of the Newberry Invitational by a score of 87-81. The win evens LMC's record at 2-2 on the season.
Despite shooting 56 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range, the Bobcats trailed after the first 20 minutes of action Saturday. A major reason for that was the number of turnovers by LMC. In the first half alone the Bobcats turned the ball over 16 times, which led to 18 points by the Tigers. The opportunistic Tigers used these miscues by the Bobcats to take a 47-45 lead into the halftime break.
Lees-McRae used a combination of free throw shooting and a trio of made three-pointers to fuel the majority of its offense in the second half. The Bobcats also held the edge on the glass in the final 20 minutes out-rebounding the Tigers, 25-18. Overall, Lees-McRae held the rebounding edge, 48-29, in the contest.
LMC had four players finish in double figures in the game. Lepreece Lynch led all Bobcat scorers with 18 points and added five rebounds. Kamil Williams and Jordan Turner were not far behind with point totals of 16 and 14, respectively. Lastly, Donte Falls rounded out the double figure scorers for LMC with 12 points to go along with a team-high six rebounds.
The Bobcats will return to the court Tuesday when they travel to Charlotte to take on Johnson C. Smith in a non-conference contest. Tip-off for that game is scheduled for 7 p.m.