Trojan JV Falls to Spartanburg Methodist

ANDERSON, S.C. – Playing their second game in as many nights, the Anderson University men’s basketball JV team, fell 99-40, to visiting Spartanburg Methodist Tuesday night at the Abney Athletic Center.  

Spartanburg Methodist, led by former AU assistant coach Jeff Brookman, won their third straight contest, while AU slipped to 0-2 after dropping a heart-breaking one-point decision Monday night.

The Pioneers scored the first seven points of the game before Anderson freshman Adam Brown got the Trojans on the scoreboard with a 3-pointer from deep in the corner to cut the deficit to four. SMC capitalized on its height and quickness to take advantage of the AU zone defense to open a lead they would not relinquish.

Late in the first half, Anderson made a run to trim the Pioneer’s lead to 20 points and carried the momentum into the second half, battling to cut SMC’s advantage to just nine points before the Pioneers were able to make a decisive run that kept them in control the rest of the way.

The Trojans were again led in scoring by junior Daniel Flores’ 11 points. His 3-point shooting ability has kept opponent’s defenses in check and open up the inside scoring for the Trojans. Also contributing on the offensive end for the Trojans was a trio of freshmen - Adam Brown (7), Daniel Bowman (6), and McLeod Best (5 points).
The Trojans will take the court again Thursday night against Southern Wesleyan at 7 p.m. in the Abney Center.

Box Score:
Daniel Flores- 11
Phillip Mitchell- 2
Aaron Evans- 3
Daniel Bowman- 6
McLeod Best- 5
Austin Mills- 4
Devonte Dixson- 2
Adam Brown- 7

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