Bryan Women Beat Southwestern In OT; Men Take Win At Maryville

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Bryan College men's basketball team traveled to Maryville College to take on the Scotts Saturday afternoon and came away with a two-point win.  The Lions scored the first basket of the game and never trailed in the first half as they took a 37-31 advantage into halftime.  The Scots fought back in the second half and led for a while, but the Lions did not quit. Jeff Long hit two free throws with just under a minute remaining in the game to give the Lions a 72-70 lead.  The Bryan men stepped upped their defense and did not let the Scots get another point to hold on to that score for the win.  The Lions are now 3-5 on the season.

Brandon Cole led the Lions with 34 points and 15 rebounds. Long finished with 16 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals. Alan Holt recorded 10 points and 9 rebounds. Robert Troino added 9 points apiece.

Bryan shot 48.2 percent from the floor for the game, while Maryville shot 34.3%.  Bryan won the battle on the boards by 7, but lost the turnover battle by 9.

The Lions play again on Tuesday in a conference game at home verse Point University.  Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

The Bryan women hosted Southeastern University.  The Lions had a 29-26 lead heading into the break.  The Fire won the second half 28-25 to send the game into overtime.  The Lions outscored their opponent 9-6 in extra time to win 63-60.  The Bryan women are now 5-3 on the season.

Jenn Ray led the Lions with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Kristin Lane finished with 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists. Victoria Griffin added 7 points. Taylor Neuharth recorded 6 points. Megan Billingsby, Kelsey Brooks and Keila Formont had 6 points apiece.  Billingsy also had 4 rebounds; Brooks had 5 rebounds and 3 steals; and Formont had 6 steals and 4 rebounds.

Bryan shot 33.3 percent from the floor for the game, while Southeastern shot 34.5 percent.  Bryan won the turnover battle by 2.  Both teams had 41 rebounds for the game.

The Lions play again on Tuesday in a conference game at home against Point University.  Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.


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