Men’s Basketball Struggles to Keep Up With Majors in Friday Night SAA Battle

Credit: Lyn Hutchinson
Credit: Lyn Hutchinson

JACKSON, Miss. - The Sewanee men's basketball team was unable to keep pace with the Majors of Millsaps College on Friday night from the Hangar Dome, falling 80-72.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Millsaps (10-3, 2-0) 80, Sewanee (7-6, 1-1) 72
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Trailing 13-10 with 12:27 left in the opening half, the Tigers went on a big run, started by back-to-back 3-point field goals by Jordan Warlick. The team went on a 6-0 run to lead 19-13 in nearly 90 seconds.

-Later in the half, the Majors reclaimed the lead, 22-21, but the Tigers rallied to tie the contest at 35 at the break.

-After a Joey Knox jumper with 17:37 left in the contest to give Sewanee a slight 39-38 advantage, the home team went a massive run, scoring 20 of the next 22 points to lead 58-41 with 11 minutes remaining.

-The Tigers were able to cut the deficit back to single digits late in the contest, but the Majors prevailed to earn their seventh win in a row.

-The contest saw six ties and lead changes each, but most of the changes came in the first half. 

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Jordan Warlick recorded his second career 20+-point performance with a game-high 23 on 7-of-10 shooting, adding five rebounds and three assists.

-Ryan Starr posted a 7-of-18 mark from the field to finish with 18 points. Additionally, the sophomore added eight boards.

-Joey Knox totaled 10 points to wrap up the Tigers in double figures.

MILLSAPS KEY STATISTICS
-Off the bench, Justin Van Pelt posted a double-double with 13 rebounds and 12 points, adding five blocks.

-Kaleb Jenkins led the Majors with 17 points.

UP NEXT
Sewanee will conclude the five-game road swing Sunday afternoon at Birmingham-Southern.

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