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For Immediate Release - 1/09/08 - #156 Men’s Basketball Narrowly Loses at Bridgewater
BRIDGEWATER, VA - The Lynchburg College men’s basketball team narrowly lost on the road at Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) rival Bridgewater College by a score of 70-64 on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets came out of the gates strong, taking an 8-1 lead just 3:20 into the contest, but the Eagles went on a 17-3 run over the next 5:27 minutes to secure an 18-11 lead highlighted by a Dominic Trawick dunk. Lynchburg cut the lead to just 32-29 to go into halftime.
LC produced a near mirror image of the first stanza when second half play started. LC started the half off with a 7-0 run to take a four point lead with 18:10 left on the clock. Bridgewater used a 13-0 run, punctuated by a Michael Oblitey dunk, to go up 4536 with 14:54 remaining. However, the Hornets sprung their own comeback, going on a 15-6 run to notch the game at 51-51 with less than nine minutes remaining in regulation. Another big run, which proved to be decisive, took place for BC as they 12 of the next 14 points to take a 10-point with 4:35 left. The Hornets faught to the end, cutting the lead to just four but was not able to bounce back. Mason Wooldridge (New Canton, VA/Fork Union) led the Hornets with game-highs of 24 points on 5-12 shooting from the field and converted 13 of 15 free throws along with 10 rebounds and three steals in 34 minutes. KC Mendez (San Antonio, TX/Winston Churchill) was the only other Hornet in double digits with 11 points along with four boards and two thefts. Steven Echols (Martinsville, VA/Carlisle) chipped in with six points , eight rebounds, and three assists while Brad Puffenbarger (Blue Grass, VA/Highland) drained all three of his three point attempts for nine points in just 16 minutes. Trawick paced the Eagles with 19 points and seven caroms, Robert Rice contributed with 13 points and seven rebounds, and Kris Cecil and Oblitey each tacked on 11 points. Shooting percentages were very even as LC converted 41.2% of its attempts while BC made 41.7%. Lynchburg was successful on six of 14 three pointers while Bridgewater hoisted up 31 trifectas but only made eight. The Hornets made 16 of 23 attempts at the free throw line while the Eagles made 12 of 17.
Bridgewater held a 39-32 advatange on the glass with an 18-12 advantage on the offensive end. Each team committed 17 fouls and dished out 13 assists, LC commited 17 turnovers compared to 18 for BC, and LC had nine steals to BC’s eight.