The Lyon College men’s basketball team made quick work of Hannibal-LaGrange University as the Scots upended the Trojans, 64-49, inside Becknell Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.
With the win, the Scots improve to 15-7 overall and 11-4 in conference play, while Hannibal-LaGrange University falls to 2-17 and 1-14 in conference action. (Check out the stats by clicking here.)
A pair of three-point baskets by Winston Peace and Dominique Loyd gave Lyon an early 6-0 advantage. The Trojans fought back, though, knotting the game up, 8-8, with 13:23 left in the first half. Lyon quickly responded as the hosts used an 8-0 run to extend their advantage, 16-8. Two consecutive three-point field goals by Hunter Daley capped off the run. Lyon continued to make it tough for the Trojans score the entire half. With three seconds remaining in the half, Ray Price drained a three-point basket, off an assist from Grant Patterson, to give Lyon a 30-16 lead after the first 20 minutes of play.
The second half started identical to the first stanza as Winston Peace and Dominique Loyd each drained a triple to give the Scots a 20-point advantage, 36-16. Lyon extended their lead to as many as 23 points on three separate occasions in the second half as the Scots rolled to a 64-49 victory.
Dominique Loyd led the Scots with 12 points, while Ray Price added 10, while Hunter Daley snatched a game-high 6 rebounds in the contest. Lyon continued their hot shooting as they finished 45.5 percent from beyond the arc, while the Scots’ defense forced 20 turnovers on the afternoon.
The Scots will wrap up a three-game homestand with their final non-conference game of the season on Tuesday night against The W, and they take on William Woods University in Missouri on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Tip-off for Tuesday’s game is set for 7 p.m.
Image via Lyon College
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