Wilkes-Barre, Pa. – Lynchburg College's men's basketball team dominated the weekend, defeating King's College, 131-64, in the championship game of the FNCB Bank Monarch Classic on Saturday.
The win tied the mark for second-most points scored in Lynchburg men's basketball history and was the largest margin of victory in head coach Hilliary Scott's tenure, and their 24 3-pointers shattered the previous single-game team record of 18, which the team tied earlier this year.
Sophomore Brett Buisson (Henrico, Va.) scored a career-high 27 points, went 7-for-10 from 3-point territory, and collected three rebounds. He was named the tournament MVP.
Devante' Young (Charlotte, N.C.) had 11 assists, four steals, and three rebounds. Luke Romeo (Cary, N.C. ), Logan Seacrist (Fredericksburg, Va.), Cody Lang (Madison Heights, Va.), and Austin Wrighten (Woodbridge, Va.) also scored in the double digits. Romeo's 15 and Lang's 11 were also career-bests. Wrighten was also named to the all-tournament team.
Final: Lynchburg 131, King's College 64
Records: Lynchburg College (5-4), King's College (4-5)
Venue: McGrane Gymnasium, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Lynchburg came out hot in the first half, scoring 14 points before King's even got on the board. Buisson went 4-for-6 behind the arc and collected 16 points.
Overall the Hornets shot 58.5 percent from the top of the arc and out-rebounded the Monarchs, 53-25.
Next weekend the Hornets will travel to Nashville, Tenn. to participate in the Music City Classic. They will face Ohio Northern Friday, Dec. 29 at noon and Wisconsin-La Crosse Saturday night, Dec. 30 at 6 p.m.