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Nas Tyson
Nas Tyson led the Bears with 17 points.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Falls On the Road to Converse

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team dropped a seven point decision at Converse, 83-76 in non-conference action on Tuesday night in their final action before the Thanksgiving holiday. Nas Tyson erupted for a career-high 28 points on 9-of-16 shooting.

Tyson’s previous career-high was 21 points a season ago but he dropped 28 and hit 4-of-6 from long range. Tay Smith added 18 points and went 8-of-16 from the field and grabbed six boards.

Chase Mebane had 13 points and a team-high nine rebounds.

Converse outscored LR 50-33 in the second half to come away with the 83-76 win. The Valkyries shot 70.8 percent from the field in the second half and went 5-of-9 from three. The Bears were held to 35.7 percent shooting in the last 20 minutes. Five different players scored in double figures for Converse led by 18 from Uzziah Dawkins who added 11 rebounds.

This was the first time LR played at Converse. The Bears defeated the Valkyries 67-58 in Shuford Arena on Nov. 26, 2022. LR is in the midst of a 5-game road trip to open the season.

This is the 2,590th all-time game in program history,

The Bears are 2-2 on the early season. LR will return to action on Saturday when they travel to Southern Wesleyan.