LMU downs UVA-Wise

Published 9:30 am Friday, January 6, 2023

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The Lincoln Memorial men’s basketball team cruised by host UVA-Wise 94-59 on Wednesday at the David J. Prior Convocation Center

The visiting Railsplitters (14-1, 5-0 South Atlantic Conference) led 54-26 at halftime and won easily on the back of 50.8 percent shooting from the field (33-65) and 90 percent shooting (18-20) from the free throw line for the game.

Quay Kennedy poured in a game-high 20 points, while Chase Rankin (19), Me’Kell Burries (18) and Jordan Walters (16) also scored in double figures. Rankin stuffed the stat sheet adding nine rebounds and seven assists.

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The game-deciding run occurred over the final 12 minutes of the opening frame, as the Railsplitters turned a five-point advantage at 17-12 to the halftime 28-point lead. The visitors outscored the Cavaliers (7-6, 1-4 SAC) 42-to-20 in points in the paint with a 38-30 advantage on the glass.

Lincoln Memorial held SAC leading scorer Bradley Dean to just seven points on 11 shot attempts. Kervens Yacinthe came off the bench to score a team-best 16 points for the hosts.

The Railsplitters return home for a battle with in-state rival Carson-Newman on Saturday at 4 p.m. for Alumni Day.