For immediate release – 2/23/2015 - #278
Lynchburg Men Roll to 111-79 Win over Shenandoah in ODAC Tournament First Round
LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College men's basketball team rolled to a 111-79 victory Monday night in the first round of the 2015 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship Tournament. The 111 points are the eighth-most scored in program history.
LC opened a 28-9 lead following an 11-0 run after nine minutes of play. Five different Lynchburg players put the ball in the basket in the surge.
Lynchburg led 50-32 at intermission and quickly opened a 25-point edge. LC led by at least 19 points the rest of the way.
A total of 11 players scored for Lynchburg, including three in double figures. Junior Austen Arnold posted a game-high 29 points, nailing six of seven three pointers. Daniel Rowe netted 18 points, hitting three three-pointers, and Alex Graves posted 12 points. Zack Burnett filled the stat sheet with career-highs of 10 rebounds and seven assists to go with six points. Lyndon White added eight points, four rebounds and four assists.
LC shot 68 percent from three-point land (13-19) and 64 percent overall (40-62).
Shenandoah (4-22) was led by Aaron Patterson with 22 points. Malcolm Clark tallied 14 points, Eli McEathron had 11 points and Kelsey Thomas had 10.
The fifth-seeded Hornets (17-9) move on to face #4 Eastern Mennonite University in the tournament quarterfinals on Thursday in Salem, VA. The semifinals and finals will also take place in the Salem Civic Center Saturday and Sunday.