2017-18 Men's Basketball
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Reinhardt University
Men's Basketball - Thu, Jan. 19, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University (2-19; 1-11 AAC) scored a season-high 109 points but lost 123-109 to Reinhardt University (14-5; 8-4 AAC), which is tied with Tennessee Wesleyan for second place in the conference, in Wednesday, Jan. 18 Appalachian Athletics Conference men's basketball action in West Point Park Gymnasium.


The Skyhawks scored the first basket of the game, but the Eagles took the lead with 18:41 left in the first half and held the lead for the next 4:49 until the Skyhawks regained the advantage and went ahead by two points with 13:52 left in the half, 18-16.  Point held its last lead of the game 7:05 into the first half, and trailed Reinhardt at halftime, 65-56.


Both offenses continued their torrid scoring pace in the second half.  Reinhardt stretched its advantage to 20 points 7:36 into the second half and held a double-digit lead over the Skyhawks during the entire second half.  The Eagles attained their largest lead of the contest with 2:02 left in the second half, 123-99.  The Skyhawks broke the 100-point barrier for the first time this season, but it was not enough to overcome their large deficit and they were defeated by the Eagles, 123-109.


C.J. Wilcox (SR/Mobile, AL) led all scorers with 27 points and also added six assists, two steals, and one rebound.  Joshua Tolbert (SR/Mobile, AL) finished with 21 points, four rebounds, one block, one steal, and one assist.  Jay Shorts, Jr. (JR/McDonough, GA) contributed 16 points, one assist, one rebound, and one steal.  Guard Makhai Eastmond (FR/Marietta, GA) added 17 points, a game-high eight assists, three rebounds, and one steal.  Forward Andre Cinicola (SR/Hampton, GA) chipped in 10 points, a game-high eight rebounds, three steals, one assist, and one block.


Seven Reinhardt players scored 12 or more points.  Duncan Jones led the Eagles with 21 points; Corey Tobin added 20 points, and Melvin Irvin chipped in 20 points.  Elijah Hirsh and Justin Bridges both finished with 13 points, and Latroy Strong and Samuel Bunkley both added 12 points.


Point made 49-of-69 field goals in the game (.565), 15-of-27 three-pointers (.556) and 16-of-19 free throws (.842) and committed 19 turnovers and stole the ball eight times.  Bluefield made 48-of-80 shots (.467), 14-of-30 three-pointers (.467) and 13-of-19 free throws (.684), out-rebounded the Skyhawks, 37-32, and committed 14 turnovers and stole the ball 12 times.


NEXT GAME:  Coached by Darryl Slack, Point continues its Appalachian Athletics Conference schedule with a Saturday, Jan. 21 home game against first-place Union College (18-3, 11-0 AAC) at 6 p.m.  Union ranks number two in the current NAIA Division II National Coaches' Top 25 poll and has won 16 consecutive games.