Lyon College basketball: Scots face Freed-Hardeman last night

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Women’s basketball

Liz Henderson’s late three-point play helped the Scots to a 65-62 win over Freed-Hardeman

BATESVILLE, Ark. – With just over five seconds remaining in the contest, Katie Turner drove the lane and found Liz Henderson near the basket as she converted a contested layup and was fouled on the play. Henderson knocked down the ensuing free throw as the 11th-ranked Lyon College women’s basketball team earned a 65-62 win over No. 12 Freed-Hardeman in the American Midwest Conference “Game of the Week” on Tuesday night inside Becknell Gymnasium.

The Scots improved to 24-2 (20-1 AMC), while FHU fell to 20-6 (17-3 AMC).

The Scots held onto a 46-44 lead heading into the final quarter before Lyon extended its lead to six, 53-47, two minutes in after a steal and a layup by Jade Giron. FHU rallied back to tie the game at 53-53 three minutes later after Haylee Croom capped off a 6-0 run with a pair of free throws.

The two teams went on to exchange the lead over the next two minutes before FHU took a 62-59 advantage over the Scots following a put-back by Croom. Madison Riley knocked down a key three-pointer that tied the score at 62-62 in the Scots’ next possession.

With just over 30 seconds remaining, FHU had a chance to take the lead, but the Scots locked down defensively and forced a shot clock violation by the Lady Lions and got the ball back with just over five seconds remaining with a chance to win the ball game. After a timeout by the Scots advanced the ball to half court, Turner got the ball and found Henderson for the go-ahead bucket. FHU had a look from three to tie the game, but Alyssa LeMay’s shot hit off the rim as the Scots held on for the three-point victory.

Henderson finished with a double-double as she led the Scots with a team-high 22 points to go along with a team-high 10 rebounds. Turner added 16 points, while Giron chipped in 13.

The Scots will return to action on Saturday at Park. Tip-off for Saturday’s contest is set for 1 p.m.

For the official box score, click here.

Men’s basketball

Ray Price finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds and helped the Scots to a 73-59 win over Freed-Hardeman

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Ray Price recorded his first double-double of the season as he led the Scots with 17 points to go along with 10 rebounds and helped Lyon to a 73-59 American Midwest Conference victory over Freed-Hardeman on Tuesday night inside Becknell Gymnasium.

Lyon improved to 17-10 (12-7 AMC), while FHU fell to 15-8 (12-6 AMC).

The Scots jumped out to an early 5-0 lead following a three by Winston Peace and a bucket by Price before FHU rallied back to tie the game at 8-8. The two teams went on to trade leads until a layup by Dominique Loyd broke a 17-17 tie with 8:27 left in the half.

Lyon began to pull away from FHU and took a 29-17 lead over the Lions following a three-pointer by Grant Patterson. FHU cut the deficit to 31-21 just before the half following a pair of free throws by Bryan Battle.

The Scots extended their lead to 38-23 two minutes into the second half before an 8-0 run by FHU trimmed the deficit to seven. Lyon responded with a big run of its own as a three by Loyd put the Scots ahead by 19 with just over 12 minutes to play. The Scots held onto a double-digit lead the rest of the way in the 14-point victory.

Peace and Patterson finished the game with 13 points each, while Faris Verlasevic added 12 points off the bench.

The Scots will play their final road game of the 2019-20 regular season this Saturday at Park. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.

For the official box score, click here.

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