Friday, November 20, 2015

Lindsey Wilson Opens Mid-South Play with Win Over Cumberland

Lindsey Wilson 73
Cumberland (TN) 69

Final from Columbia, Kentucky

Game recap by LWC:

COLUMBIA, Ky. – The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team started their 2015-16 Mid-South Conference schedule with a 73-69 victory over Cumberland (Tenn.) at home on Thursday night.

Bryan Wallace led Lindsey Wilson (4-2, 1-0 MSC) with 19 points, adding four rebounds. Four other Blue Raiders hit double figures in the game as Hannes Erhardt (13 points), DJ Lambert (13 points), Dmitry Utolin (12 points) and Charles Sutton (10 points) all started the game and hit double-digits against Cumberland (4-4, 0-1 MSC).

The Blue Raiders started the game slow as the Bulldogs began on a 10-2 run in the first 5:07 of the game. Lindsey Wilson went 1-for-8 from the floor over that stretch. The Blue Raiders started to chip away at the Bulldog lead, and Lindsey Wilson took their first lead with 7:50 to go in the first half after D.J. Lambert knocked down his second-straight three pointer to give the Blue Raiders a 15-14 lead.

Lindsey Wilson was able to extend their lead to as many as six points after they took a 24-18 lead with 3:49 to play in the half after Pepper Ben Ofokile hit a free throw. Cumberland brought the game within one-point twice down the stretch of the first half, but they could not regain the lead as the Blue Raiders took a 35-29 lead into the half after Ja'Ln Williams hit a three pointer at the buzzer.

For the half, the Bulldogs shot 41.7 percent from the field in the first half, compared to 39.4 percent from Lindsey Wilson.

In the second half, the Blue Raiders took their first double-digit lead of the game with 17:44 to play in regulation as they led 41-31. Cumberland battled back with a 13-2 run to grab their first lead of the second half with 15:03 to play in the half as they led 44-43.

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