Trojans Hang On To Trip Saints, 85-78

ANDERSON, S.C. – Kennedy Bass scored 23 points and four other Anderson College players reached double figures to lead the Trojans to an 85-78 victory over Limestone in a CVAC game Monday night at the Abney Center. Anderson, 10-12 overall and 6-9 in the CVAC, took the lead midway through the first half and never trailed again. There was one tie at 38, but a layup by J.R. Howell and steal and jumper by Chris Poore in the final 10 seconds gave the Trojans a 42-38 lead at the break. Limestone, 8-14 and 7-8, fell behind by as many as 11 points in the first six minutes of the second half. But the Saints rallied behind 3-point goals by Shawn Poppie, Ben Touchberry, and Marquintus Jones to cut the Anderson lead to three points three times in the final 7:12. With 1:54 remaining, Anderson was clinging to a 77-74 lead. But the Trojans made eight free throws in the final 1:35 to hang to their second victory of the season over Limestone. Anderson was 18-for-23 from the line, while Limestone was just 6-for-8. Just four personal fouls were called against Anderson in the second half. Following Bass for the Trojans were Osvaldo Haynes with 18 points, and Howell, Poore, and Travis Tate with 13 points apiece. Tate was 3-for-4 from 3-point range. Limestone was led by Brandon Shipman with 20 points and Jones with 17. Shipman was 4-for-10 from behind the arc. Anderson finished the game at 59 percent from the field after shooting 68 percent (19-28) in the first half. Limestone shot 45 percent for the game. Anderson’s Joel C. Zimmerman led all rebounders with 10. Limestone committed just nine turnovers to 10 for Anderson. Anderson averaged 1.33 points per possession, while Limestone averaged 1.22 points per possession. AC-Limestone Box Season Statistics
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