2017-18 Men's Basketball
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
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Left to Right -- Guard CJ Wilcox, forward Andre Cinicola, and guard Joshua Tolbert
St. Andrews University
Men's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 28, 2017

Laurinburg, N.C. – Point University (2-21; 1-13 AAC) lost its 12th straight game on Saturday afternoon to St. Andrews University (7-13; 6-8 AAC), 88-71, in Saturday, Jan. 28 Appalachian Athletics Conference men's basketball action in West Point Park Gymnasium.


The score was tied 8-8 5:58 into the first half, but St. Andrews took the lead with 12:57 remaining in the half and never lost it for the remainder of the game.  The Knights advantage was as large as 12 points during the first half, but the Skyhawks sliced into their advantage and only trailed by 6 points at halftime, 34-28.


St. Andrews led by as many as 20 points two times different times during the second half of the game, and outscored the Skyhawks 54-43 in the last half.  Point cut St. Andrew's lead to as few as 12 in the final three minutes, but the Knights finished with the win, 88-71.


Three Skyhawks finished the game with double-digit points, led by guards C.J. Wilcox (SR/Mobile, AL) and Joshua Tolbert (SR/Mobile, AL) who both finished the contest with 18 points.  On top of his points, Wilcox also added a game-high nine assists, six boards, and two steals. Forward Andre Cinicola (SR/Hampton, GA) grabbed a team-high 14 boards and scored 14 points to earn a double-double, and also stole the ball one time and blocked one shot.


St. Andrews was led in scoring by forward Connor Zinaich who finished with 22 points and a game-high 19 rebounds to complete a double-double as well as adding two assists and one steal.  Guard Lee Vanderhorst added 20 points, three rebounds and two assists.  Forward Walt Smalls and guard Jordan Hines finished with 12 and 11 points, respectively.


Point made 27-of-69 field goals in the game (.391), 8-of-29 three-pointers (.276) and 9-of-16 free throws (.563) and committed 14 turnovers and stole the ball from St. Andrews five times.  St. Andrews  made 35-of-78 shots (.449), 7-of-20 three-pointers (.350), 11-of-14 free throws (.786), out-rebounded the Skyhawks, 52-39, and committed 12 turnovers and stole the ball five times.


NEXT GAME:  Coached by Darryl Slack, Point continues its Appalachian Athletics Conference schedule with a Wednesday, Feb. 1 game against Tennessee Wesleyan University at home in West Point Park Gymnasium in West Point, Georgia, at 7:30 p.m.