Lyon men’s and women’s baskeball earn AMC regular season championships

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Men’s basketball earns first AMC title on Senior Day

The Lyon College men’s basketball team earned its first American Midwest Conference Regular-Season Championship on Sunday

The Lyon College men’s basketball team battled adversity all year long and ended the regular season on a high note as the Scots claimed their first American Midwest Conference Regular-Season Championship in program history. The Scots clinched the title with a 91-78 victory over (RV) Central Baptist College on Sunday afternoon in Becknell Gymnasium.

This is the first time the Scots have won a conference Regular-Season Championship since the 1982-83 season.

Prior to the game, Lyon honored Jawaun Bryant, Hunter Daley, Dominique Loyd, and Faris Verlasevic as part of the Senior Day recognition for the program.

A pair of free throws by Ray Price and a three-pointer by Daley broke a 17-17 tie in the first half and gave the Scots a 22-17 advantage. Lyon extended its lead to 10 at the 5:19 mark following two more free throws by Price before CBC cut the deficit to four with just under a minute left to play in the first half. Lyon took a 35-30 lead into halftime after Verlasevic split a pair of free throws in the Scots’ next possession.

Lyon controlled the game for much of the second half as a layup by Daley gave the Scots a 75-51 lead with 6:57 left to play. The Mustangs would not go away quietly, however, as CBC worked its way back into the game with a 16-2 run over the next three minutes and cut the deficit to 10, 77-67. Lyon responded with a 10-3 run, which was capped off by a layup by Verlasevic before the Scots sealed the win at the charity stripe down the stretch.

Loyd led all scorers with a career-high 27 points on the night. Price and Verlasevic added 22 and 20 points, respectively, while Daley also finished in double figures with 11.

The Scots will enter the American Midwest Conference Championship as the No. 1-seed and will host the winner of the No. 8-seed William Woods and No. 9-seed Harris-Stowe matchup on Thursday night in the quarterfinals at 7 p.m.

Check out Coach Chad Tapp’s post-game talk to the team below:

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No. 21 Scots clinch AMC title on Senior Day

The Lyon College women’s basketball team won the AMC Regular-Season Championship for the second straight year

BATESVILLE, Ark. – For the second straight year, the Lyon College women’s basketball team won the American Midwest Conference Regular-Season Championship as the 21st-ranked Scots clinched the title with a 66-39 victory against Harris-Stowe on Saturday afternoon.

The Scots finished the regular season at 10-1 overall and in the AMC and will host the winner of the No. 8-seed and No. 9-seed matchup in the Quarterfinals of the AMC Championship on Wednesday night.

Prior to the game, the Scots honored Klaudija Bacovic as part of the Senior Day recognition.

Lyon College shut out Harris-Stowe for the first seven minutes of the game as the Scots took a 13-0 lead before a three-pointer by the Hornets ended the drought. HSSU added another bucket in transition before a put-back by Marleigh Dodson gave Lyon a 15-5 lead after the first quarter.

Harris-Stowe managed to cut the deficit to eight early in the second quarter before a three-pointer by Jade Giron and back-to-back jumper by Katie Turner put the Scots up 13, 25-12. The Hornets pulled back within single digits once more in the quarter but Lyon ended the period on a 7-1 run and led, 33-18, at the half.

The Scots pushed their lead to as many as 20 in the third quarter before cruising to the 27-point victory in the final period.

Turner led all scorers with a season-high 18 points, while Giron and Paige Kelley also finished in double figures with 17 and 13 points, respectively.

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Info and article via Matt Jagodzinski, Assistant Athletic Director for Media and Communications


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