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LWC Basketball conference play starts tonight

Lindsey Wilson Men's and Women's Basketball open conference play with doubleheader against Cumberland on Thursday night

By Mark Vasey

The Lindsey Wilson men's and women's basketball teams begin Mid-South Conference play with a doubleheader on Thursday against Cumberland (TN) starting with the women's game at 6pmCT, followed by the men at 8pmCT in Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

Lindsey Wilson women's basketball (3-1, 0-0 MSC) has won its last three games, including an 88-65 victory over Missouri Baptist on Friday at Biggers Sports Center. The Blue Raider offense shot 44.3 percent from the field and 36.0 percent from three, while holding the Spartans to 33.8 percent from the field and 19.0 percent from three. Teanna Curry scored a career-high 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting, while Chanel Roberts and Malerie Martin recorded double-doubles. Roberts recorded 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting to go along with 12 rebounds while, while Martin scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Cumberland (4-1, 0-0 MSC) won its first four games of the season before losing its first game of the season 72-66 at Freed Hardeman (Tenn.) on Tuesday. Forward Nicole Bowers and guard Chelsey Hall each scored 17 points for the Bulldogs. Bowers and Hall also recorded nine and four rebounds, respectively.

Lindsey Wilson women's basketball is 11-15 all time against Cumberland, but the Blue Raiders are 9-3 against the Bulldogs at Biggers Sports Center. Last season, Lindsey Wilson lost two games to Cumberland with each game being decided by two points. Cumberland won 56-54 at Biggers Sports Center on January 22, 2015, and 50-48 on February 26, 2015, at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

Lindsey Wilson men's basketball (3-2, 0-0 MSC) won its first three games of the season before losing its next two, including a 73-69 loss to Central Methodist (Mo.) on Saturday at Puckett Field House. Bryan Wallace shot 8-of-13 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line to lead the Blue Raiders with 22 points. Dmitry Utolin shot 6-of-13 for 14 points, while Charles Sutton scored eight points to go along with seven steals, and Kevin Windley tallied seven points and three assists.

Cumberland (4-4, 0-0 MSC) won 4-of-5 games to start the season before dropping its last three, including an 81-59 defeat at Freed Hardeman on Tuesday. The only Bulldog to score in double figures in the losing effort was guard Mark Brown, who recorded a double-double. Brown scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting and garnered 10 rebounds. Brown, who also made four-three pointers in the game, is ranked No. 4 in the NAIA with 21 made-three pointers on the season.

The Blue Raider men are 29-9 all time against the Bulldogs, including a 16-4 record at home. Last season, Lindsey Wilson defeated Cumberland 76-60 on January 22, 2015. at Biggers Sports Center and 69-63 at Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on February 26, 2015

Live video and live stats are available for the women's game at 6pmCT and the men's game at 8pmCT on Thursday at Biggers Sports Center.

This story was posted on 2015-11-19 11:54:27
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