Blue Hose Continue AC's Woes, 61-47

CLINTON, S.C. Presbyterian College senior forward Jeff Whittle led three players in double figures with 14 points as the Blue Hose defeated Anderson College 61-47 in mens basketball action Monday night. The win extended PCs win streak to nine games as the Blue Hose improved to 14-2 on the season. Presbyterian is off to their best start since the 1992-93 season when they opened the season with a 14-1 record after 15 games. Anderson, which has lost three straight, drops to 2-9 on the season. Whittle hit on four-of-six three-point attempts on the night as the Blue Hose hit 10-of-21 field goals from behind the arc. Joining Whittle for scoring honors was senior guard Chuck Rayford, who tallied 13 points in 20 minutes and junior guard Andrew Dellinger added 11 points off the bench. The Blue Hose opened the game on a 23-5 run in the first 11 minutes thanks in part seven early points by Rayford. PC held the lead throughout the rest of the half and led 29-15 going into intermission. PCs defense held the Trojans to five-of-25 shooting from the field for 20% in the first half. The second half saw the Trojans warm-up from the field as they used a 8-0 run by senior guard Robbie Seabrook to open the second half and cut the lead to 29-23 at the 17:19 mark. Anderson kept the game close on six-of-19 shooting from three-point land in the second half as they pulled to within four points (38-34) with 11:35 remaining. The Blue Hose responded with a 19-3 run in the next six minutes to take a commanding 57-37 lead and put the game out of reach. Anderson was led in scoring by Seabrook, who tallied a game-high 24 points, including 20 points in the second half. The Trojans as a team attempted 37 three-pointers on the night, but connected on only nine. The Blue Hose return to South Atlantic Conference action on Wednesday, January 13 as they host the Bulldogs of Wingate University at 8 p.m. Anderson return to action on Thursday, January 16 as they travel to Charlotte, N.C. to take Queens College at 7:30 p.m. Release Courtesy of PC Sports Information Game Statistics Season Statistics
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