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Basketball: LWC Men down Webber International

By Christopher Webster

Campbellsville, KY - The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team finished undefeated in the Campbellsville Thanksgiving Classic defeating Webber International (FL) 92-85 on Saturday evening.

Payton Cundiff and Elijah Jordan led the Blue Raiders (7-3, 0-2 MSC) in scoring with 16 points apiece. Cundiff knocked down five three-pointers, while Jordan recorded three assists. Jamyus Jones and Jackson Harlan also finished the evening in double figures, recording 13 and 10 points, respectively.

The Blue Raiders came out of the gates hot, knocking down five of their first six shots. Mark Edmond scored six quick points, along with a three-pointer by Jones and a layup from Calvin Fugett and Lindsey Wilson held an 11-5 lead with 16:21 left in the first half. The Warriors (3-7, 0-2 SUN) responded by scoring the next five points to trim the deficit.

Lindsey Wilson continued to apply pressure by igniting a 10-2 run as Lucas Ribeiro drew in the defense and kicked the ball out to Cundiff for his first three-pointer of the game. On the next offensive possession, Ribeiro converted a layup through traffic for his first points of the game.

On the defensive side, Fugett forced back-to-back turnovers that resulted in a layup and a midrange jump shot for Johrdon Mumford and the Blue Raiders held a 21-13 lead with 12:23 remaining in the first half.

Both sides traded baskets as Lindsey Wilson maintained a six-point advantage. The Warriors cut into Lindsey Wilson's lead in the waning moments of the first half, tying the game on a floater in the lane by Jordan Golden. Webber International took the lead on the next offensive possession as Golden once drove to the basket for a layup and the Warriors led 33-31 with 2:35 remaining in the first half.

The Blue Raiders took hold of the lead when Connor Robinson intercepted a pass from Terrance Lakes and finished a fastbreak layup to go ahead 35-33. Lindsey Wilson went into halftime with a 39-38 lead.

The start of the second half mirrored the first, as Lindsey Wilson hit five of their first six shots. Jordan opened the half scoring seven points, knocking down a three-pointer along with a mid-range jump shot and a layup to take a three-point lead. Harlan responded with back-to-back three-pointers and the Blue Raiders held a 52-45 lead with 16:41 left on the clock.

The Warriors answered with a 7-0 run to tie the game with 14:21 remaining. The Blue Raiders pushed the lead to six as a pair of layups from Jones along with scores by Jordan and Ribeiro gave them a 60-54 lead with 11:44 remaining in the game.

Webber International continued to fight, outscoring the Blue Raiders 10-4 over the course of three minutes to trim the deficit to four. A pair of three-pointers from Cundiff along with scores from Harlan and Giir Ring extended the lead to 10. The Warriors cut the lead to three points within the last four minutes of the game, but Lindsey Wilson held on for a 92-75 win.

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball returns to action when they host No. 6 Shawnee State (Ohio) on Thursday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8pmCT at Biggers Sports Center.

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