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Scott Harris Lynchburg College Sports Information 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501 434-544-8495 For immediate release - 1/23/2010 - #193 Lynchburg Holds Off Emory & Henry 96-91 Behind 36 Steven Echols Points BOX SCORE EMORY, VA - The Lynchburg College Hornets held off the pesky Emory & Henry Wasps 96-91 as Steven Echols (Martinsville, VA/Carlisle) scored a career-high 36 points. Lynchburg (8-9/3-5 ODAC) looked to be cruising to a win as the Hornets led 62-43 at the half after Echols torched the nets for 24 firsthalf points, but the Wasps failed to give up. E&H (2-16/0-9 ODAC) opened the half on a 12-2 run to make in a nine-point contest at the 16:40 mark. Lynchburg weathered the early storm and led by 11 with 14:40 to play, but Emory & Henry staged another furious rally, cutting the advantage to just three, 70-67, with 12:59 to go. Lynchburg was forced to call a timeout and responded with two straight field goals in 13 seconds to push it to 74-67 and then took another 11 point lead, 80-69, with 11 minutes left on the clock. The Wasps responded again, shaving nine points off the deficit to be down just 82-82 with 5:28 remaining. Lynchburg answered with a quick five-point spurt to go up seven only to see E&H cut it to two at the 1:29 mark with the Hornets up 91-89. A Wasp turnover led to another Echols basket to go up four with 32 seconds left in the game. JD Dyson was rejected by Danny Reed (Adamstown, MD/Tuscarora) as the Hornets regained possession with just 20 seconds in regulation. With E&H forced to foul, Echols went to the line and made one of two foul shots to put the Hornets up 94-89 with 19 seconds left. E&H’s Terrance Grigg made a field goal, but Brandan Connor (Chesterfield, VA/Benedictine) nailed two free throws to seal the Hornet victory. Echols was en fuego as he made 13 of 19 shots, including seven of nine from three point territory, and three of six free throw attempts as he finished with a monstrous line of 36 points, six rebounds, six assists, and three steals. Reed tallied 16 points, shooting 5/7 overall and 6/6 from the charity stripe, along with nine caroms. Connor had an all-around game, posting 10 points, making all four free throws, six boards, five helpers, and three thefts while Jeff Langrock (Southbury, CT/Pomperaug) contributed with 10 points and seven rebounds, and Michael Glover (Verona, VA/Spotswood) had four points, four boards, and four assists in a season-high 20 minutes. Grigg was a load for the Wasps as he posted 28 points and six rebounds as he went 12/20 from the field. Jordan Short totaled 22 points, making 6-of-11 shots, 3-of-6 threes, and 7-of-9 free throws and JD Dyson contributed with 18 points and seven assists, making six of 14 shots. Lynchburg shot 52% for the game while E&H was 48%. LC held a decisive 42-29 advantage on the glass, leading to LC having a 16-8 advantage in second chance points. Turnovers proved to be a factor as E&H had 12, but LC was able to convert that into 26 points off turnovers while LC had 16 turnovers which led to just 12 points off turnovers for the Wasps. Lynchburg opened the game on fire, taking an early 11-2 lead and expanded it to 22-11 just eight minutes into the game. It continued to hover around 10-points and E&H was down nine, 29-20, at the 9:15 mark, but Lynchburg went on an 8-0 run in less than two minutes to make it a 17-point game, 37-20. Lynchburg continued to command the contest and took a 54-30 lead with three minutes left to go before the half and went into intermission with a 19-point lead. Lynchburg returns to Turner Gymnasium on Wednesday as the Hornets host 12th ranked Virginia Wesleyan College at 7 p.m. ###


Lynchburg was forced to call a timeout and responded with two straight field goals in 13 seconds to push it to 74-67 and then took an- other...

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