Lyon outscored the University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy, 34-25, in the second half
The Lyon College men’s basketball team held a 28-24 lead over the University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy at the half but the Scots outscored the Eutectics, 34-25, in the second half in a 62-49 win on Thursday night.
Lyon improved to 5-4 (4-2 American Midwest Conference), while UHSP slipped to 1-13 (0-6 AMC). With the win, Chad Tapp now has the most conference wins in Lyon College men’s basketball history (83).
The Scots raced out to an 18-5 lead eight minutes into the first half on a layup by Ray Price (pictured). Back-to-back buckets by Cole Anderson and Hunter Daley later in the half extended the Scots’ lead to 24-9. The Eutectics worked their way back into the game, however, and used a 10-0 run to pull back within five, 24-19. A pair of free throws by Grant Patterson ended the UHSP run momentarily before a three-pointer by the Eutectics cut the deficit to four. The Scots answered back with a bucket by Price, but a layup by UHSP with just five seconds left gave Lyon a 28-24 lead at the half.
Dominique Loyd capped off a 12-3 run by the Scots with a three as Lyon extended its lead to 40-27. UHSP pulled back within seven, 42-35, midway through the second half, but seven straight points by Anderson extended the Scots’ lead back to double-digits, 49-35. Lyon went on to hold a double-digit lead the rest of the way.
Anderson led the Scots with a team-high 14 points, while Loyd and Price added 13 and 10 points, respectively.
The Scots will continue their home stand on Saturday as they will host Missouri Baptist in another AMC matchup at 3 p.m.
Info and image via Matt Jagodzinski, Assistant Athletic Director for Media and Communications at Lyon College
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