DUE WEST, S.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's basketball team defeated Erskine College on Thursday night by a final score of, 95-84.
The game began at a feverish pace with both sides trading baskets in fast succession. In the early portion of the first half, Erskine was able to maintain a slim advantage by getting into the open floor and finishing well near the basket. Lees-McRae responded cranking up their defensive pressure and create easy chances of their own. These chances allowed the Bobcats to take a 46-41 lead heading into the half.
The second half belonged to Jason Saintizaire and the Bobcats. Saintizaire scored 14 of his 25 points in the period which helped Lees-McRae further separate themselves from the Flying Fleet. Kamil Williams assisted in the effort with 22 points of his own, going 14-16 from the free throw line. With the victory, the Bobcats improve to 10-3 overall and 3-2 in conference play.
The Bobcats will return to action Saturday when they face Barton at home. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.