Stephenville, TX- The Emmanuel Men's Varsity Basketball Team took on Tarleton St. in the second part of their tournament. Tarleton St. is ranked in the Top 10 in the NCAA Division II. The Emmanuel Lions (3-3) lost against Tarleton St. (4-1) with the final score being 47-75. Zach Lillie and Trevor Jain were the two biggest scorers of the night for the Lions, both scoring 9 points apiece.
Emerson McClung came out in the first 12 seconds of the game with the first dunk of the night and really set the excitement for the game. Austin Greene then followed with a 3-pointer made against Tarleton St., with the score now 5-3. The Lions did not hold the lead long, but they played good defense and were getting rebound after rebound. The second dunk of the night was put up by Zach Lillie just four minutes into the game. The Lions were down 8-15, then Kendrick Colvin put up his first points of the night to bridge the gap a little bit. Trevor Jain entered the game and made his first jump shot of the night making the score 17-21. The Lions almost came back before Tarleton St. flew off. The first half ended with the Lions down 22 points with the score being 22-44.
Fans were hoping for a comeback when the Lions came out at the start of the second half, but scoring for the Lions started off slow. Colton Collins came through for the Lions with his first 3-pointer of the night to make the score 25-52. Zach Lillie, in attempt to hype up his teammates, came through with his second dunk of the night. Heading towards the end of the second half the Lions never gave up and consistently tried their hardest to regain the lead that Tarleton St. held. Kendrick Colvin and Trevor Jain came through with a 3-pointer apiece. The score was now 36-69 when Austin Greene was fouled and could add 2 more points to the board. Trevor Jain showed out in the last three minutes of the game. He put up 4 points and made one assist to help Nick Scheimann score in the last six seconds of the game. The final score was 47-75.
The Men's Varsity Lions played their hardest tonight against Tarleton St. The Lions now have a record of 3-3, with a conference record of 1-0. The Lions will play their next game back at home against Lees-McRae on Tuesday Nov. 29th. This is a conference game for the Lions and the game will start at 7:30 P.M.
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