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Basketball: LWC Men host Bethel on Saturday

By Kyle Jackson

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team returns to Biggers Sports Center Saturday afternoon when they welcome in Bethel (TN). Tipoff is scheduled for 4pmCT.

The Blue Raiders (9-12, 2-11 MSC) enter the match after dropping a sixth-straight game against Freed-Hardeman (TN), 59-65 Thursday evening.

Junior guard Elijah Jordan had 13 points in the loss.

Jordan continues to lead the team in points per game averaging 14.9, the ninth-best in the conference while also shooting 55.6 percent from beyond the arc, the highest percentage from the three-point line in the conference and third-best in the NAIA.

Sophomore guard Mark Edmond continues to lead the team in rebounds per game averaging 7.4 so far this season ranking fifth in the conference. As a team, the Blue Raiders are averaging 74.0 points per game and are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor and 37.1 from the three-point line, the best in the conference.

As for the Wildcats (10-11, 2-11 MSC), they enter the match also on a six-game losing streak after dropping their fixture against Cumberland (Tenn.) at home, 66-71. Sophomore guard Hayden Thomas had a team-high 13 points in the loss.

The Wildcats are led by junior guard Jon Brown this season as he is averaging 11.5 points per game while senior guard Jamarius Mayberry leads the team in rebounds per game with 8.0, the second-highest in the conference.

As a team, the Lions are averaging 74.2 points per game and are shooting 42.0 percent from the floor.

Tomorrow's meeting will be the second time these two programs have met this season. The Blue Raiders lost the previous meeting on November 18, 2021, 57-74 away from home ending a four-game winning streak against the Wildcats.

Live video and live stats will be available for the match. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. CT.

Due to the ongoing challenges with COVID-19, Lindsey Wilson College has adjusted the attendance policy for games played at Biggers Sports Center. Only individuals on the pass list will be allowed to attend games. Each member of the team and coaching staff will be allowed up to four guests per contest. Faculty, staff, family, and students may be included on the pass list if invited by a student-athlete or coach. Face masks are required to be worn correctly during all times while inside the facility. Violators of the face mask policy may be asked to leave the building.

This story was posted on 2022-01-28 16:33:26
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