TIGERVILLE, S.C. - The Emmanuel College men's basketball team defeated conference opponent North Greenville University 76-63 on Wednesday night.
The teams exchanged shots early in the first half to tie the game at 16-16. The Lions would then go on a run to lead the Crusaders 39-29 into halftime. Senior Kendrick Colvin led all players with 14 first half points.
The Crusaders opened up the second half with five of the first nine points, but Emmanuel would retaliate with an eight point run to give them a hefty lead. Emmanuel cruised to a 76-63 win, shooting 46% from the floor.
Sophomore Brandon Simpson led the Lions with a double-double 21 points and 10 rebounds. Colvin also grabbed a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Next up, the Lions will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii to compete in the Hoops in Hawaii DII Power Invitational. Emmanuel will square off against Western Oregon in their first match on Sunday, December 16th.
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