CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's basketball team fell on the road at Johnson C. Smith Tuesday evening in non-conference action by a score of 77-61. The loss drops LMC's record down to 2-3 on the season.
Lees-McRae struggled to find its mark offensively in the first twenty minutes of action totaling just 24 points. LMC shot just 22.6 percent (7-for-31) from the field in the first half, including 16.7 percent from three-point range. The Golden Bulls took full advantage of the cold shooting by the Bobcats to seal a 12-point halftime lead, 36-24.
The Bobcats picked things up offensively in the second half, but unfortunately so did Johnson C. Smith. Jason Saintizaire totaled 13 of his team-high 17 points Tuesday in the second half but it wasn't enough as the Golden Bulls finished off the 16-point victory over the Bobcats, 77-61.
In addition to Saintizaire's 17 points, the Bobcats had two other players reach double figures in scoring Tuesday. Kamil Williams added 13 points and Lepreece Lynch added 11. Williams also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds, and Lynch paced the Bobcats with three assists and three steals as well.
LMC will look to rebound Friday when it returns to action against Bluefield College. Tip-off for that game is set for 7 p.m. from Bluefield, Virginia.