In the early minutes of the game, the Railsplitters came out quickly, with a stifling defense and a pounding offense, establishing a 20-8 lead with eleven minutes remaining in the half. However, the Trojans were able to fight back into the game with the Railsplitters suffering a four minute offensive drought. Even amongst their offensive struggles, LMU never trailed in the first half, taking a 39-33 advantage into the locker room.
The Railsplitters continued to hold a single-digit lead throughout the opening minutes of the second half. However, hot shooting gave Anderson University a 52-50 lead with twelve minutes remaining in the game. LMU was able to quickly regain control of the game with the inside-out combination of forward D'Mario Curry and Cam Carden. With a series of quick baskets and clutch shooting, the Railsplitters assumed control of the game with nine minutes remaining. Lincoln Memorial would never trail in the game from that point, winning, 84-73.
Anderson was led in scoring by Trey Britton and Nick Trull, each notching 14 points. Taylor Shugart led the Trojans with 9 rebounds in the game.
The Railsplitters were led by the commanding performance of D'Mario Curry, who dominated seemingly every aspect of the game. Curry led all players with 30 points, 15 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Cam Carden notched 18 points on six three-point baskets. Darryl Garret and Desmond Johnson also finished with double-digits with 12 and 10 respectively. Brandon Armstrong's impact was felt on the glass, notching 11 rebounds.
LMU will look to continue in their unblemished season on Wednesday as Brevard College comes to Tex Turner Arena. That game is listed for a 8 p.m. start.
LMU women top Anderson 72-63
On Saturday, the Lincoln Memorial University women's basketball team picked up their second-consecutive South Atlantic Conference win, defeating the Trojans of Anderson University, 72-63. With the win, LMU moves to 2-4 in SAC play and 7-7 overall.
The Trojans were led by the scoring performances of Breonda Shannon and Alexa Neal who scored 16 and 15 respectively. Shannon also led all players with 10 rebounds, recording the lone double-double in the game.
For the Lady Railsplitters, Destiny Williams, Dayshalee Salaman, and Chelsea Craig each recorded double-digit scoring performances. Williams finished with 15, Craig with 14, and Salaman with 13. Kendra Holmes was the leading rebounder for LMU, notching 8 boards.
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