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Men’s Basketball Downs Lees-McRae, 91-82

Men’s Basketball Downs Lees-McRae, 91-82

BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Emmanuel College men's basketball team defeated conference opponent Lees-McRae, 91-82, on Saturday afternoon in Banner Elk, North Carolina.

The first half kicked off with a quick lead for the Lions. The Bobcats responded with a couple points of their own to take their sole lead of the game. With sixteen minutes left on the clock, Senior Kendrick Colvin would throw down a dunk to take the lead right back. The Lions would rally with a few more points including another dunk, this time from Sophomore Brandon Simpson. The Lions shot 55% from the field en route to a 50-28 lead by half time.

The momentum never slowed down for Emmanuel who continued to strengthen their lead, leading by 27 points at one time. The Lions cruised to victory with a final score of 91-82.

Simpson led the team with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Colvin followed behind with 16 points and 8 rebounds.

The Lions will continue action at home on Wednesday, January 16th with a game against conference opponent Southern Wesleyan at 7:30pm.

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