2016-17 Men's Basketball
Record: 2-28 Home: 0-11 Away: 1-16 Neutral: 1-1 AAC: 1-19
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Left to Right -- Forward Jay Short Jr, and guard CJ Wilcox
Truett-McConnell University
Men's Basketball - Thu, Feb. 16, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ga. – Point University (2-26; 1-18 AAC) lost an 85-72 contest to Truett McConnell University (15-14; 9-10 AAC) in Wednesday, Feb. 15 Appalachian Athletics Conference men's basketball action.  


Point led for the first 1:54 of the game, but lost its lead on a TMU free throw with 16:55 left in the first half.  The Skyhawks battled back and regained the lead with 7:43 left in the half, and at halftime the Skyhawks led by three points, 41-38.


The Skyhawks led by five points 1:32 into the second half, but TMU responded with an 18-4 run over the next 5:38 to give them a nine-point lead with 12:50 remaining in the contest, 58-49.  Point answered TMU with a 17-8 run to tie the game, 66-66, with 7:15 left in the half.  TMU finished the remainder of the game on a 19-6 run and defeated the Skyhawks, 85-72.    


Guard Joshua Tolbert (JR/Auburn, AL) led the Skyhawks with a game-high 25 points and also added two assists and one steal.  Forward Jay Shorts, Jr. (JR/Union Grove, GA) chipped in with 13 points, four rebounds and one steal, and guard C.J. Wilcox (SR/Mobile, AL) contributed 11 points, a team-high five assists, four boards, and two steals.  Forward Andre Cinicola (SR/ Hampton, GA) grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.


TMU was led in scoring by guard David Campbell, who finished the contest with 22 points, five boards, one assist, and one block.  Tylor Brown and Jacob Booke finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively.


Point made 25-of-59 field goals in the game (.424), 10-of-21 three-pointers (.476) and 12-of-19 free throws (.632) and committed 10 turnovers and stole the ball from the Bears five times.  TMU made 33-of-70 shots (.471), 11-of-31 three-pointers (.355), 8-of-9 free throws (.889), out-rebounded the Skyhawks, 40-29, committed 10 turnovers and stole the ball six times.


NEXT GAME:  Coached by Darryl Slack, Point University continues its Appalachian Athletics Conference in its final regular-season game with a Saturday, Feb. 18 away game against Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky, at 4 p.m.