Page 1

Scott Harris Lynchburg College Sports Information 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501 434-544-8495 harris.se@lynchburg.edu For Immediate Action - 12/2/09 - #152 Eastern Mennonite Ekes Out an 89-82 Win Over the Hornet Men BOX SCORE LYNCHBURG, VA - The Eastern Mennonite Royals used a 10-2 run to eke out a win over the Lynchburg College men’s basketball team in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action from Turner Gymnasium. EMU (7-0/2-0 ODAC) closed out the first-half on an 8-2 run to go into intermission up 46-37. EMU would lead by 10 (57-47) with 15:07 left in the game, but the Hornets employed a 16-6 run to tie the game at the 10:56 mark. The game would continue to be a back and forth contest, and four straight baskets by freshman Michael Wims (Standardsville, VA/William Monroe), capped off by a two handed jam, gave the Hornets a four-point lead with five minutes left in the game. Two George Johnson free throws at the 2:19 mark put EMU up one and the Royals closed out the game at the free throw line to secure the victory. Steven Echols (Martinsville, VA/Carlisle) posted a game-high 31 points, one short of his career-high set at home against EMU last season, as he shot 11-21 from the field and 8-for-12 from the foul line while also tacking on six rebounds and four steals. Wims posted 20 points, making 8-of-9 shots and all four of his attempts from the charity stripe, and also tacked on seven rebounds and two blocks. Brandan Connor (Chesterfield, VA/Benedictine) contributed with 13 points and six boards and Jeff Langrock (Southbury, CT/Pomperaug) also corralled seven rebounds. George Johnson led the Royals with 28 points as he made six of 11 three pointers along with four assists. Todd Phillips posted 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, and two blocks and two steals while Austin Twine provided the Royals with 10 points and five rebounds. DJ Hinson had 12 points and Orie Pancione also posted 11 points. Each team shot 43% from the field while EMU drained nine of 24 threes compared to seven of 21 for the Hornets. The Royal held a major advantage at the free throw line however, making 22 of 24 compared to just 13 of 21 for LC. The Hornets controlled the glass all night as they had 47 rebounds - 20 of the offensive variety - to 36 for the Royal who were limited to just 11 offensive rebounds after coming into the game averaging 15 a contest. Eastern Mennonite also had an advantage in turnovers as they had 14 compared to 18 for Lynchburg. Lynchburg (1-5/0-1 ODAC) travels to Salem, VA, to battle Roanoke College this Saturday at 7 p.m. ###

152  

For Immediate Action - 12/2/09 - #152 Eastern Mennonite Ekes Out an 89-82 Win Over the Hornet Men George Johnson led the Royals with 28 poin...