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Basketball: LWC Men resume season with trip to Thomas More

By Kyle Jackson

After seeing their last two games postponed the Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team will resume action today, Thursday, January 20, 2022 with a road trip to Crestview Hills to take on No. 10 Thomas More (KY). Tipoff is scheduled for 7pmCT.

The Blue Raiders (8-8, 1-7 MSC) enter the match after not playing a game in over a week due to COVID postponements. Their last match was on January 8th where the Blue Raiders suffered a 59-61 defeat at Tennessee Southern.

Junior guard Elijah Jordan continues to lead the team in points per game averaging 15.1, the eighth-best in the conference while also shooting 58.5 percent from beyond the arc, the highest percentage from the three-point line in the conference and seventh-best in the NAIA.

Sophomore guard Mark Edmond continues to lead the team in rebounds per game averaging 7.6 so far this season ranking third in the conference.

As a team, the Blue Raiders are averaging 75.1 points per game and are shooting 46.3 percent from the floor.

As for the Saints (15-2, 9-1 MSC), they enter the match leading the conference after defeating Freed-Hardeman 79-70 away from home. Redshirt junior center Ryan Batte scored a game-high 34 points and nine rebounds in the victory to extend the Saint's win streak to six.

Batte leads the Saints in scoring this season averaging 21.7 points per game ranking second in the conference while also leading the team in rebounding averaging 7.4 boards per game ranking fifth in the conference.

As a team, the Saints are averaging 81.8 points per game, the third-most in the conference, and are shooting 51.4 percent from the floor, the second-highest in the conference and fourth highest nationally.

The Saints won the previous match against the Blue Raiders 66-61 earlier this season on December 4th in Biggers Sports Center.

Live video and live stats will be available for the match.

This story was posted on 2022-01-20 10:31:44
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