Men's Basketball

3 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS & 1 TOURNAMENT TITLE

King falls to #4 LMU 94-60

King falls to #4 LMU 94-60

BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men's basketball team took on nationally ranked Lincoln Memorial University on Saturday afternoon in the second day of the SAC vs Conference Carolinas Challenge. The #4 ranked Railsplitters proved to be too much offensively as they defeated the Tornado 94-60.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Lincoln Memorial 94, King 60
LOCATION: Williams Gymnasium; Banner Elk, N.C.
RECORDS: King 1-1; Lincoln Memorial 2-0

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • #4 Lincoln Memorial set the tone early as they posted a 12-0 run that started at the 18 minute mark to take an early 19-6 lead.
  • The Railsplitters dominated with the help of hot shooting and stellar defense. They shot 69.7 percent from the field, 57.1 percent from three.
  • King struggled in the first half as they posted a 23.3 field goal percentage and shot 23.1 percent from beyond the arc. The Tornado trailed at the half 57-21.
  • Mack Owens and Jordan Floyd each posted seven points to lead the Tornado at the break.
  • The second half was more of the same as #4 Lincoln Memorial continued to stay hot offensively.
  • King fought hard in the second half, however, as they increased their shooting percentage to 37.1 percent and 46.7 percent from three in the second half.
  • Je'Don Young played well in the second half as he posted 13 of his 18 points in the second period.
  • The Railsplitters were too much for the Tornado as they used a strong offensive performance to defeat King 94-60.
  • Young led the Tornado with 18 points, shooting 4-8 from beyond the arc.
  • Floyd recorded 15 points and four steals while Owens chipped in nine points and seven rebounds for King.

FOR THE FOES

  • Trevon Shaw posted 34 points for the Railsplitters, shooting 10-14 from the three point arc.
  • Dorian Pinson recorded a double-double with his 17 point, 11 rebound performance.
  • Emmanuel Terry contributed 15 points, nine rebounds in the Railsplitters win.

BEYOND THE BOX

  • Desean Enzor tied a career-high with seven rebounds. The last time he posted this mark was on January 6, 2017 against Belmont Abbey College.

UP NEXT

  • King travels to Lenior-Rhyne Wednesday night for a 7:00 pm start.
  • #4 Lincoln Memorial hosts Shorter University on Saturday.  
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