Saturday, December 19, 2015

Ge'Lawn Guyn Leads ETSU Past Eastern Kentucky

East Tennessee State 87
Eastern Kentucky 81

Final from Johnson City, Tennessee

Game recap by EKU:

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Senior Jarelle Reischel and junior JaVontae Hawkins combined to score 52 points in the Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball team's 87-81 loss at East Tennessee State on Friday night at Freedom Hall.

EKU (8-5) trailed by as many as 12 points in the second half, but the Colonels rallied to tie it up, 79-79, on a three-pointer by Reischel with 1:48 remaining in the game.

ETSU (5-5), however, responded with a three-pointer from Ge'Lawn Guyn on its next possession to retake the lead, and the Buccaneers never looked back. T.J. Cromer knocked down a jumper with just over 30 seconds on the clock to make it a two-possession game and then sank two free throws in the waning seconds to seal the win.

Reischel and Hawkins – one of the highest scoring teammate tandems in the country – lived up to their billing on Friday. Reischel scored 29 points to go along with six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Hawkins just missed his first-career double-double, pouring in 23 points and pulling down nine rebounds.

Freshman Nick Mayo added 11 points and six rebounds for the Colonels.

Eastern shot 53 percent (26-of-49) from the field and 46 percent (11-of-24) from three-point range, but turned the ball over 21 times. ETSU converted EKU's 21 turnovers into 33 points.

Guyn paced the Buccaneers with 27 points, while Cromer contributed 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

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