Lyon men’s basketball suffers setback at WWU, 55-50

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FULTON, Mo. – The (RV) Lyon College men’s basketball team had its five-game winning streak snapped on Saturday afternoon as the Scots fell on the road at William Woods by a score of 55-50 in American Midwest Conference action. Cole Anderson led all scorers with a game-high 16 points in the loss.

WWU improved to 12-12 (8-9 AMC), while the Scots fell to 16-8 (11-5 AMC).

William Woods jumped out to an early 11-2 lead over Lyon in the first six minutes of the game before the momentum began to shift in the Scots’ favor. Hunter Daley and Anderson pulled the Scots back within three thanks to an 8-2 run over the next three minutes.

Following a bucket by Treshawn Gause, the Scots knotted the score at 15-15 after a three-pointer by Dominique Loyd and a jumper by Faris Verlasevic. Lyon began to pull away from WWU during the final minutes of the first half as another bucket by Verlasevic gave the Scots a 31-23 lead at the break.

The Scots extended their lead to 11, 37-26, on a bucket by Anderson three minutes into the second half, but the Owls began to chip away. WWU responded with a 16-5 run over the next six minutes to tie the game at 42-42 on a bucket by Codi Whitlock.

The two teams went on to exchange leads down the stretch until a three-pointer by Ian Hodges gave WWU a 52-50 advantage. WWU went on to make three of its final four free throws in the final minute of the game to hold off the Scots.

The Scots will return to action on Thursday night at Williams Baptist. Tip-off for Thursday’s game is set for 7:30 p.m.

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