Monday, 12 February 2018 12:12

Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Basketball Downs Mars Hill at Home

Djibril Diallo led the Bears with 18 points Djibril Diallo led the Bears with 18 points Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team (10-13, 8-9) bounced back after consecutive losses with a 79-64 triumph over Mars Hill (3-20, 1-15) at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium Saturday afternoon at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.

Four players scored in double figures for the Bears – led by junior guard Djibril Diallo (Conakry, GUINEA) with 18 points and junior guard Darius Simmons (Raleigh, N.C.) with a career-high 15 points – in the victory.

LR led by as many as 19 points – 69-50 with 4:42 on a trey by Simmons – and forced Mars Hill into 19 turnovers in the win as well.

The Lions were paced by Justen Hartfield (Evans, Ga.) and Austin Gilyard (Winston-Salem, N.C.) with 12 points each in the losing effort.

Lenoir-Rhyne senior guard Reed Lucas (Greensboro, N.C.) scored three points and increased his career total to 1,075 (43rd on the Bears’ all-time list). Lucas also has 214 career treys.

Lenoir-Rhyne swept the season from Mars Hill and improved to 8-3 at home this year.

Lenoir-Rhyne hosts rival Wingate in a league contest Wednesday at 8pm.

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