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, Feb. 9, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University (2-24; 1-16 AAC) lost an 89-76 decision to Bryan College (8-18; 4-13 AAC) in Wednesday, Feb. 8 Appalachian Athletics Conference men's basketball action.


Bryan steadily increased its advantage in the first half, leading by as many as 16 points with 5:38 remaining in the half, 33-17.  The Skyhawks cut into the Lions lead using a 15-7 run during the remainder of the half and trailed by eight points at halftime, 40-32.


Bryan's lead ballooned to 16 points 3:36 into the second half, but the Skyhawks went on a 26-14 run over the next 8:32 to shrink the Lion's advantage to just four points with 8:08 left in the game, 66-62.  Bryan answered Point's run however, going on a 23-14 run to close the game and securing the victory, 89-76.


Three Skyhawks finished the game with double-digit points, led by center Jay Shorts, Jr. (JR/Union Grove, GA) who finished with 20 points, five rebounds, one assist, and one steal.  Guards C.J. Wilcox (SR/Mobile, AL) and Joshua Tolbert (SR/Mobile, AL) each contributed 16 points.


Bryan was led in scoring by guard Oteriah Lee who finished with a game-high 26 points, and also added six assists, five rebounds, and one steal.  Forward Reagan Johnson and forward Tyler Yoder scored 22 and 19 points, respectively.


Point made 27-of-63 field goals in the game (.429), 9-of-24 three-pointers (.375) and 13-of-16 free throws (.813) and committed 13 turnovers and stole the ball from the Lions five times.  Bryan made 31-of-57 shots (.544), 11-of-25 three-pointers (.440), 16-of-25 free throws (.640), out-rebounded the Skyhawks, 39-30, committed 14 turnovers and stole the ball seven times.


NEXT GAME:  Coached by Darryl Slack, Point continues its Appalachian Athletics Conference schedule with a Saturday, Feb. 11 game vs. Milligan College (11-14; 7-10 AAC) in West Point, Ga., at 4 p.m.  Point seniors Andre Cinicola and C.J. Wilcox will be honored on Senior Day.