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Basketball: LWC Men at Campbellsville Thanksgiving Classic

By Kyle Jackson

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team will put conference play on halt and compete in the Campbellsville Thanksgiving Classic this weekend. In addition to the Blue Raiders, Campbellsville University, Indiana Southeast, and Webber International (FL) will be participating this weekend.

The Campbellsville Thanksgiving Classic will be held in the Powell Athletic Center, 203 Tiger Way, Campbellsville, KY. Individual tickets and a two-day pass are available for the classic.

The Blue Raiders (5-3, 0-2 MSC) will face Indiana Southeast on Friday at 3pmCT and Webber International on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT.

Indiana Southeast (2-7, 1-2 RSC) enters the classic after defeating Midway (Ky.) 80-72 ending a seven-game losing skid to pick up their first conference win of the season. The Grenadiers have a trio of players averaging double figures with Glenn Hill Jr. averaging 18.2 points, Jared Osborne with 16.4 points, and Anthony Wales Jr. with 13.9 points per game. Hill Jr. also leads the team in rebounding with 8.3 rebounds per game. As a team, Indiana Southeast is averaging 73.7 points per game and is shooting 44 percent from the floor.

This will be the 14th time these two teams have faced each other with Lindsey Wilson leading the series 7-6. The last time these two battled was on Nov. 23, 2019, as Lindsey Wilson came away with a 91-78 victory. Payton Cundiff scored 31 points while shooting 12 for 21 overall and five for 11 from beyond the arc.

As for Webber International (3-5, 0-2 SUN), they also enter the classic with a 63-56 win over Florida National to end a four-game losing streak of their own. Three Warriors scored double-digits in the game with the team shooting 54.9 percent in the match.

Jaylon Myles and Tiyon Martin lead the Warriors in scoring, averaging 11.5 and 11.1 points, respectively. Chinecherem Anukaenyi is a force on the glass for Webber International, averaging 11.8 rebounds per game. As a team, the Warriors average 62.5 points per game and average 14.9 offensive rebounds per game, the 9th highest average in the country.

This meeting between the Blue Raiders and the Warriors will be the third all-time with Lindsey Wilson holding a 2-0 record. The last meeting was on Nov. 10, 2006, where the Blue Raiders won 73-48.

In their last outing, Lindsey Wilson fell to Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 84-79 for their second consecutive loss. Elijah Jordan led the Blue Raiders in scoring with a season-high 25 points. Mark Edmond recorded eight rebounds as Calvin Fugett and Giir Ring finished the night in double figures, scoring 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Jordan continues to lead the Blue Raiders in scoring this season, averaging 15.4 points per game. Fugett leads the team in assists with 2.8 per game. Edmond leads the team on the backboard, averaging 7.4 rebounds per game along with a team-high 1.9 steals per game.

Live video and stats will be available for both games.

This story was posted on 2021-11-25 09:05:28
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