Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lynn University Men's Hoops Swings Past Tarzans, 98-48

BOCA RATON – Lynn University’s men’s basketball team had seven players score in double figures as they swung past the Tarzans of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, 98-48, Wednesday night at LU’s de Hoernle Cultural Center.  The Fighting Knights improve to 1-2 overall with the victory while UPRM falls to 0-4.

Senior All-American Chris Hall led all scorers with 16 points on five-of-ten shooting with four treys on the night.  The program’s leading scorer also received help from Terrell Williams and Josh Garcia with 15 points apiece and Jimmy Gaskins and Craig Brown, both with 12.  Chris Watson and Jovan Robinson also pitched in with 11 points on the night.

Williams also posted a career-high 14 rebounds for his second career double-double, while Gaskins led the team with seven assists and four steals to highlight an impressive all-around performance.  Garcia and Hall also combined for 11 assists as LU recorded 25 on the night, leading to a 59.0 percent shooting percentage.

Lynn also made 12-of-24 shots from three-point range and made nearly 70 percent of its free throws on 14-of-25 from the line.

Defensively, Lynn held Puerto Rico-Mayaguez to just 31.7 percent shooting and 24 turnovers with seven blocks and 14 steals.

The Fighting Knights never trailed in the contest and held the Tarzans without a field goal for the first 6 minutes, 48 seconds, racing out to a 12-3 lead.  UPRM would get as close as six points with 10:43 to go in the first half, but Lynn went into the locker room with a 37-25 halftime lead.

UPRM opened the second half on a 6-2 run in the first 100 seconds to cut the lead to 39-31, but a trey by Jovan Robinson sparked a 15-0 run that was capped off by back-to-back dunks by Gaskins and Brown.

Up 29 after a Williams' layup, Lynn broke the 30-point lead as Brown skied over his man for a tip-back, giving Lynn a 68-7 advantage with just under eight minutes to play.

The 50-point win matched Lynn’s largest lead as Garcia made a three-pointer with 16 seconds remaining as the shot clock expired.

 The Fighting Knights first reached the 50-point advantage as redshirt junior Michael Woo sunk a pair of free throws, his first collegiate points, with 1:56 to play, giving LU a 94-44 lead.  Woo would add another from the charity stripe exactly one minute later.

LU (1-2) is back in action, Monday, November 29, when they host North Georgia at the de Hoernle Center at 7 pm.  Fans can follow the action by logging onto and clicking on “Game Central.

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