BLUEFIELD, W. Va. – The Lees-McRae College men's basketball team picked up its second straight win Saturday as it downed Bluefield State by a score of 92-87. The victory moves LMC's record to 4-3 on the season, which is its best seven-game stretch to begin the season since 2014-15.
Led by 14 points from senior Lepreece Lynch, the Bobcats raced out to an 11-point lead going into halftime against the Big Blues, 50-39. The Bobcats put together one of their more consistent offensive halves of this season as they shot 54.8 percent from the field and 52.6 percent from three-point range. LMC also fared well from the charity stripe knocking down 22 of its 27 attempts in the first half.
Bluefield State actually outscored the Bobcats in the second half, 48-42, but Lees-McRae had built enough of a cushion to hold on for the five-point win.
Kamil Williams put together his best effort in a Bobcat uniform Saturday leading the team with 24 points. Not far behind Williams on the scoresheet were Lynch, Done Falls and Jason Saintizaire. Saintizaire led this trio with 18 points, while Lynch and Falls finished with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
Lees-McRae will look to win its third straight game Tuesday when it welcomes Southern Wesleyan to Williams Gymnasium for a Conference Carolinas clash. Tip-off for that game is set for 7:30 p.m.