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Nas Tyson
Nas Tyson had 15 points and 7 rebounds for the Bears.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Falls to Anderson

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team dropped a nine point decision at Anderson on Saturday in South Atlantic Conference action, 77-68. Each team moves to 1-2 in league play following the game that saw four LR players score in double figures.

The Bears shot exactly 38.46 percent from the field in each of the first and second halves. Anderson went 13-for-29 in the first half to open a 34-27 lead at the break. LR cut the lead to six but saw Anderson extend it to as many as 16 in the second half.

The Bears were cold from long range, shooting just 24.2 percent (8-for-33) from the 3-point line. Anderson was also frigid from three, hitting just four of 21 attempts. Anderson’s Myles Jenkins had 19 points and 10 boards and Jacksen Greco came off the bench for 18 points.

Nas Tyson posted a double-double of his own with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Jalen Johnson led LR with 19 points and TJ Nesmith was the most efficient Bear with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting.

Anderson held a slim 40-38 advantage o n the boards and the teams combined for just 14 turnovers in the game.

Anderson broke a 6-game losing streak with the win. LR has lost four straight to Anderson and are just 2-8 in their last 10 games against the Trojans. LR has lost five straight overall at the Abney Center with the last road win over Anderson coming on January 8, 2017.

This was the first road game after LR’s four-game home stand and just the third road game of the season.

LR is 5-4 overall, 1-2 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Bears will return home on Monday against Chowan to close out the first semester. Tip off is set for 2 p.m. in Shuford Arena.