2017-18 Men's Basketball
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
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Left to Right -- Joshua Tolbert and C.J. Wilcox
Milligan College
Men's Basketball - Mon, Jan. 9, 2017

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – Point University (2-16; 1-8 AAC) lost its Monday, Jan. 9 Appalachian Athletics Conference men's basketball clash, 94-86, at Milligan College (9-8; 6-4 AAC).  The conference game between fifth-place Milligan and 11th-place Point University was rescheduled to Monday afternoon from last Saturday due to winter storm Helena and poor travel conditions.

After a made three-point shot 5:10 into the game, the Skyhawks held an early 16-10 lead over the Buffaloes with 14:50 left in the first half.  Milligan answered Point's early momentum with a 26-8 run over the next 9:37 to give the Buffaloes their largest lead of the half by 12 points, 36-24, with 5:13 remaining in the first half.  The Buffaloes outscored the Skyhawks in the first half and took the lead going into halftime, 45-35.


Milligan opened the second half on an 11-6 run to give them a 15 point lead 3:27 into the second half, 56-41.  Point rallied and cut into the lead using a 12-0 run over the next 3:05 to narrow the Buffaloes' advantage to only three points, 56-53, with 13:55 left in the game.  The Skyhawks hung in the game, but the Buffaloes increased their lead to seven points with 9:44 remaining in the second half and never led by less than seven for the remainder of the game.  Milligan outscored Point 45-35 in the second half and defeated the Skyhawks, 94, 86. 


Three Skyhawks finished the contest with double-digit points.  Guard C.J. Wilcox (SR/Mobile, AL) scored a team-high 27 points and also had five assists, pulled down five rebounds, stole the ball four times, and blocked one shot.   Guard Joshua Tolbert (SR/Mobile, AL) finished with 26 points, made 6-of-12 three-pointers, stole the ball three times, grabbed two rebounds, and assisted his teammates one time.  Guard Makhai Eastmond (FR/Marietta, GA) dropped 15 points, had four assists and stole the ball two times.  Forwards Andre Cinicola (SR/Hampton, GA) and Hakeem Winters (SO/Cartersville, GA) finished the game with 11 and 10 rebounds, respectively.


Four Buffaloes finished with double-digit points, led by guard Alex Biggerstaff who scored a team-high 27 points to go along with one rebound and one assist.  Guard Tyler Nichols added 14 points, two rebounds and one assist.  Guard Daxton Bostian contributed 13 points, finished with a game-high six assists, pulled down two rebounds, blocked one shot, and stole the ball one time.  Forward Bo Pless chipped in 12 points, grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds, passed three assists, and blocked one shot.     


Point made 29-of-72 field goals in the game (.403), 13-of-27 three-pointers (.481) and 15-of-16 free throws (.938) and committed 19 turnovers and stole the ball from the Buffaloes 11 times.  Milligan made 34-of-66 shots (.515), 13-of-26 three-pointers (.500), 13-of-14 free throws (.929), out-rebounded the Skyhawks, 39-37, and committed 21 turnovers and stole the ball two times.


NEXT GAMES:  Coached by Darryl Slack, Point continues its Appalachian Athletics Conference schedule with a Wednesday, Jan. 11 home game against Montreat College (10-3, 5-3 AAC) in West Point Park Gym, at 7:30 p.m., and meets Bluefield College (8-11, 5-4 AAC) in Bluefield, Virginia, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m.