Trojans Beat the Flying Fleet

ANDERSON, S.C. -- The Anderson men's basketball team won its third straight game as they defeated Erskine College 66-52 Thursday night at the Abney Athletic Center. The win moves Anderson to 11-3 overall, and 5-3 in the Conferences Carolinas. While the loss drops Erskine to 6-8 overall and 3-5 in conference play. “It’s a good win for us,” said head men’s basketball coach Jason Taylor. “We shared the ball, played well on defense, and Nick and Brandon knocked down shots.” Sophomore guard Nick Trull was a big key as he scored all 16 of his points in the second half. The Trojans held a 32-31 advantage early in the second half before Stephen Cobb’s three-point basket sparked a 14-4 run that stretched the game open. Trull contributed seven of the fourteen points during that stretch. Trull’s 16 points was a team high, as he was 4-of-9 from beyond the arc. Junior guards Brandon Young and Kevis Cornwell netted 13 points apiece, while Young also added five rebounds and five assists. Trey Britton led the Trojans with seven rebounds to go along with his eight points. Erskine senior guard Brandon Wright kept the Flying Fleet in the game notching 18 points on the night. Yet, in a game that saw five ties and seven lead changes, the Trojans were just too much down the stretch. “We got some big rebounds,” Taylor added. “Trey Britton brought us a lot of energy, and Kevis and Jamelle Lowery did a great job defensively.” Anderson looks to win its fourth straight game Saturday when they face Barton College at the Abney Athletic Center. Tip-off against the Bulldogs is slated for 7:30 p.m.
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