Hindered by turnovers, Sewanee falls in SAA semifinals to Rhodes

Hindered by turnovers, Sewanee falls in SAA semifinals to Rhodes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2017) – Hindered by 29 turnovers that led to 31 points, the Sewanee men's basketball team's season came to an end Saturday as rival Rhodes earned a 98-81 Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Tournament semifinal win inside Mallory Gymnasium.

The Tigers' 2016-17 season ends with a 15-12 record. Over the last two seasons, the Tigers have earned at least 15 wins and have made appearances in the SAA Tournament semifinals.

Individually, senior Jorden Williams finished his career fourth in all-time scoring with 1,472 career points. Williams leaves as the program's all-time three-point field-goal leader. Alongside Williams, Brody Stone finished sixth all-time with 650 career rebounds. Stone also broke the single-season rebound record with 295 boards. That record previously stood since Harry Cash (1976-77) and Bill Kosick (1972-73) grabbed 288 rebounds in a season.

After Sewanee took an early lead after back-to-back field goals from senior Clay Born and freshman Adrian Thomas, Rhodes tied the game with a three from Andrew Lowrie. On the Lynx's next possession, Rhodes took the lead for good when Mitch Weatherford made a layup after a steal by Kendrick Ashby.

From there, Sewanee could never get over the hump. Despite multiple rallies, the Tigers could not overcome their deficit.

Like they did in the two previous meetings against Rhodes, Sewanee shot the ball well. The Tigers made 46.6 percent of their shots. Rhodes also played well making 49.3 percent of its shots.

Individually, Stone finished with 20 points and 16 rebounds. Thomas added 21 points and eight boards while Born finished with 13 points. The other Tiger senior, Leo Born, closed out his career with 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting.

SAA Defensive Player of the Year Tyler Gee led Rhodes with 21 points.

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