GAFFNEY, S.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's basketball team won on Saturday afternoon against Limestone College by a final score of 82-74.
The Bobcats got off to a slow start in Gaffney as Limestone built an early lead. Lees-McRae were able to recover from their cold shooting and take their first lead of the game at 10-8. From there, they pushed their lead to as many as 11 on two occasions in the first half before Limestone battled back to close the gap. Jerick Haynes poured in 13 first half points and the Bobcats led at the break, 36-35.
The contest continued to be a back and forth affair in the second half. Both teams quickly found themselves in the bonus and going to the charity stripe early and often. Ultimately, the game was decided late when missed opportunities on offense for the Saints led to Bobcat points and eventually the victory.
Lees-McRae was led on the day by Jerick Haynes who finished with 26 points on 11-17 shooting. Kimble and Williams were also in double figures with 13 and 11 points respectively.
The Bobcats will return to action next Wednesday when they face King on the road. Tipoff from Bristol is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.