2017-18 Men's Basketball
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
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Left to Right -- Andre Cinicola, Jay Shorts, Jr., and Makhai Eastmond
(2)Union College
Men's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 21, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University (2-20; 1-12 AAC) lost its 11th straight game on Saturday night to #2 Union College (19-3; 12-0 AAC), which currently holds a 17-game winning streak, in Saturday, Jan. 21 Appalachian Athletics Conference men's basketball action in West Point Park Gymnasium.


Union took a lead over Point 3:05 into the first half and held an advantage over the Skyhawks for the rest of the game.  The Bulldogs held a 29-point lead over the Skyhawks at halftime, 59-30, and led the Skyhawks by double-digit points for the last 11:13 of the first half.  Union's advantage ballooned in the second half to as many as 34 points 6:12 into the second half.  The Skyhawks outscored Union 44-38 in the second half, but the Bulldogs were able to secure the victory at the end of the contest, 97-74.


Five Skyhawks finished the game with double-digit points, led by guard C.J. Wilcox (SR/Mobile, AL) who finished with a team-high 19 points. Wilcox also shot 3-of-7 from beyond the three-point line, stole the ball three times, grabbed two rebounds, and assisted his teammates two times.  Guard Makhai Eastmond (FR/Marietta, GA) added 15 points, five boards, three assists, and two steals.  Forward Andre Cinicola (SR/Hampton, GA) finished with 13 points, and a game-high 15 rebounds to complete a double-double, and also swatted two shots.  Guard Joshua Tolbert (SR/Mobile, AL) and forward Jay Shorts, Jr. both scored 10 points.  


Union was led in scoring by forward Gerrard Newby who dropped a game-high 28 points to go along with nine rebounds, two blocks, two steals, and one assist.  Forward Paul Stone collected a team-high 11 rebounds and scored 18 points to secure a double-double, and also threw in two assists and two steals.  Guard Tyrone Sherman finished with 13 points, a game-high 10 assists to achieve a double-double, and also stole the ball from the Skyhawks twice.


Point made 27-of-59 field goals in the game (.458), 8-of-23 three-pointers (.348) and 12-of-23 free throws (.522) and committed 25 turnovers and stole the ball from Union 10 times.  Union made 42-of-79 shots (.532), 7-of-29 three-pointers (.241), 6-of-8 free throws (.750), out-rebounded the Skyhawks, 45-33, and committed 19 turnovers and stole the ball 10 times.


NEXT GAME:  Coached by Darryl Slack, Point continues its Appalachian Athletics Conference schedule with a Saturday, Jan. 28 game at St. Andrews (9-11, 6-4 AAC) in Laurinburg, N.C., at 4 p.m.