EMORY, Va. --- Senior Jacquise Moore matched a season-high with 19 points and the team shot a season-best 54.5% from the floor while the Lees-McRae men's basketball team overpowered Emory & Henry, 94-81, Thursday evening at the John Rutledge King Center in Emory, Va.
The Bobcats (5-4) dominated on both sides of the ball with a 35-25 advantage on rebounds and knocking down an eye-popping 66.7% of their shots in the second half. The Wasps (1-8) distributed the ball evenly while six players notched double figures.
E&HM ran out to a 16-8 lead in the first 6:23 of action after sinking six of its first eight field goal attempts while Brandon Self grabbed a pair of rebounds.
Self paced the Wasps with 15 points.
Coach Steve Hardin's defense buckled down and held the opposition scoreless for over four minutes while producing a 16-0 run, including eight points from Isler.
E&HM shaved the deficit to six, 32-26, following a triple from Kevin Anzenberger.
LMC's Moore (Concord, N.C.) delivered a rim-rocking dunk before a pair of Bobcat layups gave LMC a 42-35 lead going into the break.
The Bobcats battered the Wasps in the inside game by outscoring them 60-26.
The Wasps mustered up a 9-2 run after sinking a trio of three's, 72-69.
LMC emphatically responded with a 13-2 run by using efficient free-throw shooting down the stretch.
E&HM trailed by more than 10 for the final 4:32 of the contest.
Isler paced LMC with seven rebounds while Moore had five steals.
The Bobcats will enjoy a 15-day layoff before returning to action when they host Barton in a Conference Carolinas tilt Saturday, Jan. 3 at 2 p.m.
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