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Basketball: Jordan Drops 18 against Simmons College

By Kyle Jackson

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team picked up their third-straight win at home on Tuesday evening, defeating Simmons College of Kentucky 101-53.

Elijah Jordan led the Blue Raiders (5-1, 0-0 MSC) in scoring with 18 points while shooting six for 11 from the floor and five for six from the free-throw line. Along with his scoring, Jordan also added three rebounds and five assists.

Mark Edmond finished the night in double figures, recording a career-first double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds while Lucas Ribeiro capped off the night with a career-high 14 points and eight rebounds.

As a team, the Blue Raiders shot 54 percent from the floor while shooting 40 percent from behind the arc. Lindsey Wilson recorded 29 points off turnovers and scored 52 bench points in the match. The Blue Raiders out-rebounded the Falcons 45-19 and forced the Falcons into 19 turnovers.

In the first half, the Blue Raiders were dominant, jumping out to a 20-9 lead in the match. Lindsey Wilson was scoring fast and often as the team went 16 of 36 on the floor while recording 24 rebounds to lead at the half 45-20. Ribeiro led the team with 11 points while Edmond had 10 rebounds in the first half.

In the second half, the Blue Raiders continued their hot streak of scoring putting up 56 points going 23-36 from the floor and 6-10 from behind the arc. Jordan added 10 points while Johrdon Mumford and Connor Robinson had seven points each. The Blue Raiders could not be stopped scoring 101 points total, a season-high, for the 101-53 victory.

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team will begin conference play on November 18 when they travel to Bethel (TN). Tipoff is slated for 8pmCT.

This story was posted on 2021-11-10 06:50:22
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