Here’s a recap of Lyon College men’s and women’s basketball action Saturday against the Hannibal-LaGrange Trojans at Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville from Matt Jagodzinski, the sports information director at Lyon College:
Liz Henderson became the 19th player in Lyon College women’s basketball history to score 1,000 career points as Scots win over Trojans
The milestones keep coming for the 22nd-ranked Lyon College women’s basketball team. Just one game after Madison Riley became the 18th player to score 1,000 points in a career, fellow junior, Liz Henderson, joined her as she became the 19th player to join the prestigious club as the Scots knocked off Hannibal-LaGrange (HLG), 74-34, in American Midwest Conference (AMC) action on Saturday afternoon. Lyon improved to 14-3 (10-2 AMC), while HLG dropped to 3-16 (1-12 AMC).
The Trojans kept pace with the Scots in the opening minutes of the game as a jumper by Kylee Elmore tied the score at 5-5, but a three-pointer by Ali Tucker gave Lyon some separation. Leading 19-7, Lyon forced a missed shot by the Trojans. Henderson went on to corral the loose ball as the Scots worked the ball around on the offensive end of the court. Lizzie Allgood found Henderson around the basket as Henderson’s bucket put her in the 1,000-point club. Marleigh Dodson added one more basket for the Scots before HLG closed the opening quarter on a three-pointer by Rhiannon Runyon to put the score at 23-10 in favor of the Scots.
Lyon opened the second quarter on an 11-0 run after getting contribution from Samantha French, Katie Turner, Riley, Casey Wallace and Henderson to extend its lead to 34-10 over the Trojans. HLG did all of its scoring in the final four minutes of the quarter, but the Scots found themselves with a 44-18 lead at the break after a pair of free throws by Tressa Linson.
The third quarter was all Lyon as the Scots outscored the Trojans, 19-1, in the period. The Scots held HLG scoreless for over nine minutes in the quarter until the Trojans hit a free throw with just under a minute left to play.
HLG managed to bounce back in the fourth quarter, but the game was already out of hand.
French set a new career high as she led all scorers with 22 points in the game, while Riley chipped in 11. Elmore led the Trojans with a team-high 15 points.
Madison Riley (left), Lyon Coach Tracy Stewart-Lange
Prior to the game, Riley was honored for scoring her 1,000th point this past Monday at Lindenwood-Belleville.
The Scots will prepare for their toughest challenge of the season as they will go on the road on Tuesday night and take on No. 1-nationally ranked Freed-Hardeman at 5:30 p.m. in Henderson, Tenn.
Men fall at home to Trojans
The Lyon College men’s basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Hannibal-LaGrange group on Saturday afternoon. The Trojans shot 54-percent from the field and limited the Scots to just 37-percent from the floor as HLG defeated Lyon, 78-65, in AMC play. Lyon fell to 11-7 (6-5 AMC) after the loss, while HLG improved to 9-8 (7-5 AMC).
The Trojans broke a 5-5 tie with a 16-4 run midway through the first half to take a 21-9 lead over the Scots. After a three-point play by Antanas Krimelis cut the deficit to single-digits, the Scots began to work their way back into the game. Blake Bradshaw followed with four straight points ahead of a three-pointer by Emir Sabic and a pair of free throws by Krimelis to pull the Scots back within two at 23-21 with 2:40 left in the half. The Trojans responded with a 6-0 run before the Scots added two more points late on a pair of free throws by Ray Price just before the end of the half.
The Scots continued to keep things close, going shot-for-shot with the Trojans to open up the second half. After a three-pointer by Price at the 11:30 mark brought the score to 45-43 in favor of the Trojans, HLG began to pull away from the Scots. The Trojans pushed their lead back up to double-digits before the Scots pulled back within six on a jumper by Eric Moses with 3:08 left to play. HLG ended the game converting 11 of its final 12 free throws to hold off the Scots in the end.
Bradshaw led the Scots with 17 points, followed by Price (16), Krimelis (12) and Moses (11). Brady Smith ended with a game-high 20 points to lead HLG.
The Scots will return to action with a conference road game at Freed-Hardeman on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.
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