Franklin Springs, Ga - Despite a strong 22 points and 5 rebound performance by Emmanuels' guard Kurtis Robinson, King University snapped the Lions four-game wining streak with a 80-75 lost on Tuesday night at the Jack and Jane Shaw Athletic center.
King University came out strong offensively in the opening minutes, and jumped out to an early lead. The team got an added boost from C.J Good off the bench as he knocked down several three's in the first half. The Lions struggled to keep pace as several opportunities for the team rimmed out. The Lions were determined to cut the lead by utilizing post plays from Kendrick Colvin. The Tornado's continued to execute pressure offense, finishing the first half with a 47-27 lead.
In the second half, the Lions were determined to climb back into the game but several turnovers and poor defensive plays caused the team to continue to trail. The Tornado's continued to utilize who knocked down several three's shots to keep the upper hand. Slowly, the Lions began to chip away at the Tornado's as Steve Guinchard shot several three's to help the Lions get back into the game. The Lions momentum increased as Kurtis Robinson began to knock down shots and get to the free throw line.
The Lions began to mount a run as they game back from a 27 point deficit, and the Tornado's defense began to flop . Back-to-back three-point shots from Nathan Williams helped the Lions gain the lead. With under a minute remaining, C.J. Good scored and was fouled on the play, giving the Tornado's a 80-74 advantage. The Lions tried to trade two-for-one in points but it was to late as the buzzer sounded with a 80-75 lost.
The Emmanuel men's basketball team will continue action at Belmont Abbey. Tip off is set at 6:00 p.m.
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