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Basketball: LWC Men to host Sleep Inn Classic this weekend

By Christopher Webster

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team is set to host the Sleep Inn Classic this weekend in Biggers Sports Center. In addition to the Blue Raiders, Campbellsville University, Louisiana Christian, and Southeastern Baptist (MS) will be participating this weekend.

Tipoff for the game against Southeastern Baptist is at 8pmCT on Saturday, while tipoff against Louisiana Christian is at 4pmCT on Sunday.

In their last outing, the Blue Raiders defeated Rio Grande (OH) 76-71 for their second win of the season. Sophomore transfer Jackson Harlan had an excellent debut as he scored 24 points and knocked down six three-pointers, five of which came in the first half.

Other notable performances in Lindsey Wilson's victory include Mark Edmond recording a career-high 19 points and eight rebounds and Elijah Jordan chipping in with 11 points. As a team, the Blue Raiders shot 52.4 percent from beyond the arc.

Harland leads the Blue Raiders in scoring with 24 points per game, while Emond averages a team-high 7.3 rebounds per game. As a team, Lindsey Wilson is shooting 44.8 percent overall and 41.5 percent from the three-point line this season.

Louisiana Christian, formerly known as Louisiana College, (2-1, 0-0 RRAC) enter the Sleep Inn Classic after suffering a 75-73 loss to Mobile (AL) on Oct. 30. The Wildcats led for the majority of the game, but Mobile heated up in the second half, hitting 59.3 percent from the field in the last 20 minutes to give Louisiana Christian their first loss of the year.

The Blue Raiders opened their season against the Wildcats last month as Lindsey Wilson fell 73-52. Jordan and Calvin Fugett recorded 10 points apiece for the Blue Raiders, while Jordan grabbed six rebounds.

A trio of Kae'ron Baker, KJ Bilbo, and Bailey Hardy scored double-figures for Louisiana Christian, recording 19, 14, and 13 points, respectively.

Lindsey Wilson also battled against Southeastern Baptist at the start of their season, defeating the Chargers 82-71 to secure the first win of the season. Jordan recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Connor Robinson was productive as a reserve, scoring a career-high 18 points while shooting three of five from beyond the arc. Jamyus Jones also added 12 points in the Blue Raiders victory.

As for the Chargers, Jacobi York led his team in scoring with 16 points off the bench. Southeastern Baptist had 12 players that scored in the game.

Live video and stats will be available for both games.

This story was posted on 2021-11-05 17:37:56
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