Lions Advance To Conference Carolinas Championship Round With Win Over Mount Olive

Photo by: Glenn Toney
Photo by: Glenn Toney

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. - The No. 1 Emmanuel College men's basketball team defeated the No. 4 University of Mount Olive, 70-64 in the Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Semifinals on Saturday afternoon. With this win, the Lions advance to the Conference Carolinas Championship tomorrow (Sunday, March 10th) at 2:00pm. The No. 1 Lions will take on No. 2 Belmont Abbey. The Crusaders earned their spot in the finals with a 77-76 win over Barton College in their semifinal match.

The Championship match can be viewed on the Conference Carolinas Digital Network.

Seniors Austin Greene and Kendrick Colvin both led the Lions with 16 points with Colvin posting a double-double. Freshman Kyler Ingram was also on top of the pack with 15 points and 7 rebounds. 

On the road to their championship appearance, the Lions racked up some impressive accolades. Senior Kendrick Colvin earned a spot on the All-Conference First Team, while Senior Austin Greene and Sophomore Brandon Simpson made it on the All-Conference Second Team as announced at the award banquet this afternoon. Head Coach TJ Rosene earned Conference Coach of the Year thanks to his impressive season.

For more news on Emmanuel College Athletics, visit goeclions.com.

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