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 Makhai Eastmond and Head Coach Darryl Slack
Allen University
Men's Basketball - Thu, Feb. 23, 2017

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Point University (2-28; 1-19 AAC) lost a close 74-69 contest to Allen University (14-15; 10-10 AAC) in Wednesday, Feb. 22 Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament's first-round men's basketball action.  With the loss, Point is eliminated from the tournament and its season is over.


Point gained the lead 1:42 into the contest and did not lose its advantage until 6:26 into the second half.  The Skyhawks led by as many as 12 points in the first half of the game and held a five-point advantage at halftime, 47-42. 


The Skyhawks scored the first six points of the second half to lead by 11 points, 53-42, with 17:30 left in the game, but Allen used an 18-0 run over the ensuing 7:49 to overtake Point, and led the Skyhawks by seven points with 10:14 remaining in the game, 60-53.  Point would only come within five points of Allen for the remainder of the contest, losing to the Yellowjackets, 74-69.


Forward Hakeem Winters (SO/Cartersville, GA) led the Skyhawks with a team-high 20 points and also finished with nine rebounds, one assist, one block, and one steal.  Guards C.J. Wilcox (SR/Mobile, AL) and Makhai Eastmond (FR/Marietta, GA) each contributed 11 points and combined for five assists, and forward Andre Cinicola (SR/Hampton, GA) grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds and added four points, two blocks, and one assist.


Allen had three players finish with double-digit points.  Forward Demetrius Richardson led all scorers in the game with 33 points, and also chipped in with four boards and three steals.  Center Brandon Moore threw in fifteen points and grabbed 14 rebounds to complete a double-double, and guard Emaray Johnson scored 10 points and had three assists for the Yellowjackets.  


Point made 21-of-55 field goals in the game (.382), 5-of-18 three-pointers (.278) and 22-of-30 free throws (.733) and committed 21 turnovers and stole the ball from the Yellowjackets five times.  Allen made 28-of-61 shots (.459), 6-of-20 three-pointers (.300), 12-of-27 free throws (.444), were out-rebounded by the Skyhawks, 43-38, committed 16 turnovers and stole the ball eight times.