SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's basketball team took down in-state and conference rival Rhodes, 69-54, to extend its winning streak to six games, Sunday afternoon inside Juhan Gymnasium.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (13-1, 2-1) 69, Rhodes (3-11, 0-3) 54
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-It took some time for the Tigers offense to get rolling, as the Lynx evened the score at 12 points each with less than 11 minutes to go.
-Leading 13-12, Sewanee, who missed its first seven 3-pointers, nailed a triple with 7:25 left in the opening half by Hunter Buescher.
-That sparked a rally by the Tigers, as they went on a 17-5 run to push the lead to double figures, 29-19.
-The Tigers led at the half, 37-21, and they did not stop entering the second half. Sewanee went on a 9-2 run to push the lead to 52-31 with 13 minutes remaining in regulation that helped seal the contest.
-With the win Sunday, the Tigers have extended their win streak to six, one away from matching their season best of seven that started at the beginning of the season. In addition, the Tigers have won their 16th straight game at home.
SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Luke Smith led all scorers with 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting, five rebounds and four assists.
RHODES KEY STATISTICS
-Kevin Shen led the Lynx with nine points.
The Tigers will hit the road for the next four games. The first game will be a trip to Berry Friday, Jan. 11.