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Benedict vs. Morehouse

01/10/2007: The Tigers of Benedict College (BC) took on the Morehouse College (MHC) Maroon Tigers in SIAC conference play. Morehouse would dominate play from the opening tip scoring 5 consecutive points before Benedict would answer 4 minutes into play. Both teams struggled on the offense due to aggressive man-to-man defense from both teams. Midway through the first half a fast break style of play took over the game with both teams trading basket for basket. At this point, sophomore forward Bennie Lewis would begin a scoring streak of his own, scoring a momentum shifting transition three pointer to set the score at BC 23- MHC 26. Lewis would finish the game with 13 points, netting 3 of 4 attempts from 3 pt. range, 2 rebounds, all in just 7 minutes of playing time. The Morehouse size advantage showed as Morehouse capitalized on second chance opportunities to keep them ahead going into the half 39-35.

In second half action Benedict College would immediately take the lead on a 6 point scoring run to set the tone for the rest of the game. Morehouse would not see the lead again thanks to commendable team play and hustle from the Tigers. Senior Leslie Brown, led by example jumping passing lanes earning 3 steals, hitting the deck for loose balls, scoring 13 points, dishing out 5 assists, and pulling down 8 rebounds. Benedict would outlast Morehouse on its way to an 81-69 home court victory.

A balanced scoring attack led the Benedict offense with notable performances from two other Tigers. Junior Guard Lamont Robinson tallied 13 points, 5 assists, and 1 steal. Sophomore Zachary Baron contributed 13 points, 13 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 steal, to the Tiger win.

Benedict will defend their undefeated conference record Monday January 8th against visiting Clark Atlanta, Game time is 8 pm.

SEE ALSO Game Statistics.

Source: BC Sports Information

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