Trojans Fall to No. 1 Lincoln Memorial

Trojans Fall to No. 1 Lincoln Memorial

HARROGATE, Tenn. – The eighth-seeded Anderson men's basketball team wrapped up its season with a 90-62 setback to top-seeded and nationally top-ranked Lincoln Memorial in the quarterfinals of the South Atlantic Conference Tournament, Wednesday night at Tex Turner Arena.

Anderson fell to 10-19 on the year, while Lincoln Memorial improved to 28-1 overall and moves on to face No. 4-seeded Wingate in the tourney semifinals, Saturday afternoon in Greenville, S.C.

Juniors Gage Ellis and Randall Shaw shared team-high scoring honors with 12 points apiece and combined to go 10-for-17 from the field on the night. Senior Rakish Taylor and junior Jeremy Bouton added nine points apiece, with Bouton pulling down a team-high six rebounds.

First Half
Behind five points from Bouton, the Trojans jumped out to an early 7-2 advantage, but Lincoln Memorial countered with 12 unanswered points as part of a decisive 27-4 run over the next nine minutes that put the game out of reach.

The Railsplitters pushed out to a 48-17 advantage late in the first half and held a 50-19 lead at the break.

Second Half
The Trojans were 15-of-32 (46.9 percent) from the field over the final 20 minutes, but were unable to cut into the deficit, as Lincoln Memorial maintained the comfortable margin.

The Trojans were 11-of-15 from the free throw line, while LMU was 6-of-10.

• LMU won the rebounding battle, 43-37.
• The Railsplitters outscored AU, 50-24, in the paint.
• The score was tied once and the lead changed hands once.