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.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (9-1) 81, Boyce (0-9) 66
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-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.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-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.

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

UP NEXT
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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