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Jalen Miller
Jalen Miller, who played previously at Caldwell Community College, came off the bench to score a career high 17 points.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Fall On The Road

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team was held to just 29 percent shooting in a 40-point loss at Anderson on Wednesday night, 89-49. The Bears fall to .500 overall and were led by a career-high 17 points from Jalen Miller off the bench.

LR trailed by 17 in the first half before storming back. With 53 seconds left in the first half, Jaheim Taylor hit a jumper in the lane to cut Anderson’s lead 32-26. The Trojans would close out the first half on a 4-0 spurt to go up 36-26 into the break.

Up 41-29 in the second half, Anderson put the game away with a 13-0 run to go up 54-29. Miller’s career high came on 5-of-12 shooting and 4-9 from long range. He was the lone player in double figures for LR. The Bears were held to 7-of-32 from the field in the second half, just a 21.8 percent clip.

Anderson had five score in double digits, led by double-doubles from Mack Burgett (17 points, 12 reb) and Cole Middleton (15 points, 11 reb). Anderson hit 15-of-28 from long range in the win, including 12-of-18 in the second half.

The Bears have now dropped six straight at the Abney Athletic Center. This was the largest margin of defeat for LR in the all-time series with Anderson. The Trojans jump past LR in the SAC standings with tonight’s win.

Lenoir-Rhyne falls to 9-9 overall, 4-6 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Bears will return to action on Saturday when they host Tusculum at 4 p.m.