For immediate release – 2/1/2014 - #184
Marlins Shoot Way Past Lynchburg College, 93-73
LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College men's basketball team fell behind early against Virginia Wesleyan College Saturday, falling 93-73 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action.
The Marlins moved the ball around well in the first half, setting up a lot of good looks from distance. Virginia Wesleyan ended up shooting 62.5% from three-point range in the first half (10-for-16).
Alex Graves paced the Hornets in the first half, scoring 13 of his 16 points in the first while getting the Marlins' big men in foul trouble.
Despite trailing 53-35 at halftime, the Hornets closed the gap in the second half.
Virginia Wesleyan got off to a 4-0 run to start the second half, assuming a 57-35 advantage on a pair of free throws by DJ Woodmore.
Following a free throw by Graves, the Marlins pulled ahead to their largest lead, 61-36, on a jumper by Woodmore and layup from Sedric Nady.
Lynchburg rallied to go on an 8-0 run behind six points from Omar Kemp, four of which came from the charity stripe.
Austen Arnold shot 5-for-6 in the second half to pull the Hornets within 12, but Lynchburg would get no closer. He knocked down three free throws to collect 13 points after the break.
Woodmore led all scorers with 23 points and eight rebounds. Aaron Clark, averaging just 7.0 points per game, scored 17 while contributing eight assists for the Marlins (15-4/8-2). Colby Heard and Cameron Owens had 12 points each.
Arnold led the Hornets with 19 points. Graves finished with eight boards to go with his 16 points while Manny Hernandez scored 12. Kemp finished with nine points while going 7-for-8 from the free throw line.
Lynchburg travels to Hampden-Sydney College (11-8/5-5) Wednesday for a 7 p.m. ODAC start.