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Scott Harris Lynchburg College Sports Information 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501 434-544-8495 For immediate release - 11/17/2009 - #137 Division I Radford Men’s Basketball Defeats Lynchburg 94-70 BOX SCORE RADFORD, VA - The Lynchburg College men’s basketball team went on the road to Division I Radford University, who was picked to repeat as Big South Conference Champions, and fell 94-70. Lynchburg was down just 16-13 at the 11:26 mark of the first-half, but a 10-0 Highlanders run broke open the contest as RU continued to build on the lead to 49-29 at the half. The Hornets continued to fight through and cut the lead to just 14 two minutes into the half. However, a 12-3 run would push the lead out to 23, but LC battled back to cut it to 15 (73-58) with 9:49 left in the game and Radford pushed their lead out to 25 with 5:57 left to put the game out of reach. KC Mendez (San Antonio, TX/Winston Churchill) led the Hornets with 14 points on 4-10 shooting while netting three from three point territory. Michael Wims (Standardsville, VA/William Monroe) posted 13 points, six rebounds, two assists, and one block in just 20 minutes of action while making six of nine shots. Nate Campbell (Cary, NC/Cary) converted five of his 10 shot attempts for 10 points along with two steals and Steven Echols (Martinsville, VA/Carlisle) continued his hot play on defense by tallying six steals. Reigning Big South Conference Player of the Year Art Parakhouski had 31 points, 17 rebounds, and four blocks while Joey Lynch-Flohr tallied a double-double of 21 points and 12 boards. Phillip Martin contributed with 13 points and seven caroms while Jeremy Robinson and and Blake Smith both tacked on 10 points. Radford made 53% of their shots compared to 41% for the Hornets. The Highlanders held overwhelming advantage in free throws and rebounds as RU was 24-30 from the charity stripe compared to just 11-of-14 for the Hornets and also outrebounded LC 46-27. Each team had 18 turnovers while LC had 10 steals compared to seven thefts for RU. Lynchburg plays competes in a tournament in Salem, VA, at Roanoke College this Friday and Saturday. LC squares off against Mary Washington on Friday at 5 p.m. and Frostburg State on Saturday at 1 p.m. ###