Men’s Basketball Defeats Boyce, 81-66; Moves to 9-1 on Season

Men’s Basketball Defeats Boyce, 81-66; Moves to 9-1 on Season

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's basketball team took down the Bulldogs of Boyce College, 81-66, Tuesday night inside Juhan Gymnasium.

Final Score: Sewanee (9-1) 81, Boyce (0-9) 66
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-The teams traded buckets early in the first minutes of the contest. Tied a five points apiece, the Purple and Gold started to heat up. The Tigers went on a 17-4 run in about a six-minute span to lead 22-9.

-The Bulldogs got back in the contest, cutting the deficit to as low as six points, 26-18, with 10 minutes left in the opening half. From there, Sewanee went on a 26-15 run for the remainder of the half to take a 49-33 lead into the locker room.

-Boyce outscored the home team, 33-32, in the second half, but the Tigers were too much for the winless Bulldogs.

-At one point, Sewanee had a lead as large as 28 in the contest, as they contributed 10 fast break points and 20 second-chance points.

-Luke Smith led all scorers with 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting, 6-of-9 from downtown. He also added five rebounds and three dimes.

-Adrian Thomas came off the bench and dropped 16 points, while Hunter Buescher added 14 points and six boards.

-Matt Lee contributed 12 points and nine rebounds for the Tigers.

-Bailey Benham led the Bulldogs with 18 points, while A.J. Caldwell added 17.

The Tigers will play two more contests before the New Year, as they travel to Atlanta for a tournament at Oglethorpe. Sewanee will face Bridgewater (Va.) on Dec. 29 and Ozarks (Ark.) on Dec. 30.

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