2017-18 Men's Basketball
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
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Men's Basketball - Thu, Jan. 5, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – The Point University Skyhawks (2-15; 1-7 AAC) never led in the second-half, and lost 88-79 to Truett-McConnell University (7-9; 3-5 AAC) in Thursday, Jan. 5 Appalachian Athletics Conference men's basketball action in West Point Park Gymnasium.  The Bears won their second consecutive contest, and the Skyhawks lost their fifth consecutive game.


The Bears opened the game on an 11-5 run in the first 4:50 of the first-half; with all 11 points being scored by freshman forward Jacob Booke.  The Skyhawks answered the early run by the Bears by going on a 25-14 run over the next 9:31 to hold a 5 point lead with 5:04 left in the first-half.  Point lost its final lead of the game with 1:49 remaining in the first-half, and TMU took a 4 point lead into halftime, 41-37.


The Skyhawks started off the second-half with a three-pointer to cut the Bear's lead to 1 point, but the Bears responded with a 16-4 run over the next 4:43 to hold a 13-point lead with 15:00 remaining in the second-half, 57-44.  TMU outscored Point 47-42 in the second-half, and went home with the 88-79 victory over the Skyhawks.


Four Skyhawks finished the evening with double-digit points.  Forward Hakeem Winters (SO/Cartersville, GA) led the Skyhawks with a team-high 18 points and also finished with three rebounds, three blocks and one steal.  Guard C.J. Wilcox (SR/Mobile, AL) contributed 15 points, a team-high seven assists, pulled down two rebounds, and stole the ball from the Bears one time.  Guard Joshua Tolbert (SR/Mobile, AL) ended his night with 15 points, two rebounds and one assist.  Guard Makhai Eastmond (FR/Marietta, GA) scored 13 points, and had one assist.  Forwards Andre Cinicola (SR/Hampton, GA) and Chukwu Ikejiani (JR/Auburn, AL) both tied with a game-high eight rebounds.


Booke finished the night for the Bears with a game-high 24 points, and also contributed seven rebounds, two steals, one block and one assist.   Junior guard David Campbell added 19 points, six assists and three rebounds.  Freshman guard Kai Lambert was also in double-digits for the Bears, finishing with 16 points, four rebounds, one block and one assist.   


Point made 26-of-58 field goals in the game (.448), 8-of-22 three-pointers (.364) and 19-of-22 free throws (.864) and committed nine turnovers and stole the ball from the Bears four times.  TMU made 32-of-59 shots (.542), 10-of-19 three-pointers (.526), 14-of-19 free throws (.737), out-rebounded the Skyhawks, 35-26, and committed 11 turnovers and stole the ball from the Skyhawks four times.


NEXT GAMES:  Coached by Darryl Slack, Point continues its Appalachian Athletics Conference schedule with a Saturday, Jan. 7 road game at Milligan College (Tenn.), at 4 p.m., and a Wednesday, Jan. 11 home game in West Point Park Gym against Montreat College, at 7:30 p.m.