2017-18 Men's Basketball
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Men's Basketball - Tue, Jan. 3, 2017

DAYTON, Tenn. – The Point University Skyhawks (2-14; 1-6 AAC) led 30-28 at halftime, but they could not hold their lead and lost 74-67 to the Bryan College Lions (4-11; 1-6 AAC) on Tuesday, Jan. 3 in Appalachian Athletics Conference men's basketball action in Dayton, Tenn.  The Skyhawks have lost five consecutive contests.


The Skyhawks opened the game on a 12-5 run that lasted for the first 7:05 of the half. The Lions answered back and put together their own 11-1 run over the next 5:56 to take the lead from Point with 6:59 left in the first half. Bryan held the lead for the rest of the half until Point went ahead on a last-second three-pointer by Jay Shorts, Jr. (JR/Union Grove, GA) that gave the Skyhawks a 30-28 lead going into the half. Bryan made the first two baskets in the second half to pull ahead of Point, but the Skyhawks fought back and regained the lead with 11:29 left in the contest. The Skyhawks held their lead over the next 9:32, but the Lions tied the game with only 1:57 left in the half, and outscored the Skyhawks 9-2 during the remainder of the game to win, 74-67.


Guard Joshua Tolbert (SR/Mobile, AL) led the Skyhawks with a team-high 25 points with 6 three-pointers, and also rebounded the ball six times and stole the ball two times.  Hakeem Winters (SO/Cartersville, GA) led the Skyhawks with a game-high 11 rebounds and also completed a double-double by adding 10 points to go along with three assists.  Forward Shorts, Jr. also finished in double-digit points with 16 and hit 4 three-pointers, pulled down six rebounds and stole the ball two times.  Guard Makhai Eastmond (FR/Marietta, GA) added a game-high eight assists, scored seven points, rebounded the ball four times and the stole the ball once.


Junior guard Oteriah Lee finished the contest with a game-high 28 points, pulled down seven rebounds and helped his team with four assists.   Junior forward Reagan Johnson scored 16 points, grabbed three rebounds and had one assist.  Junior center Brice Cusick had a team-high eight rebounds, added six points, assisted his teammates three times, and blocked one shot.   


Point made 33-of-56 field goals in the game (.411), 13-of-28 three-pointers (.464) and 8-of-16 free throws (.500) and committed 14 turnovers and stole the ball from the Lions six times.  Bryan made 25-of-62 shots (.403), 12-of-39 three-pointers (.308), 12-of-13 free throws (.923), out-rebounded the Skyhawks, 36-34, and committed 11 turnovers and stole the ball from the Skyhawks two times.


NEXT GAMES:  Coached by Darryl Slack, Point continues its Appalachian Athletics Conference schedule with a Thursday, Jan. 5 home game in West Point Park Gym against Truett-McConnell University, at 7:30 p.m., and a Saturday, Jan. 7 road game at Milligan College (Tenn.), at 4 p.m.