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BC Men's Hoops Drops Pair Of Games To Sewanee, Berry - Brevard NC


November 19, 2018

The Brevard College Tornados men’s basketball team (1-2) competed in the first day of action at the Lon Varnell Classic hosted by Sewanee University on Friday evening. BC squared off with Berry College (2-0), falling by a score of 68-56.

Berry forced 20 turnovers leading to 23 points off turnovers. The Vikings utilized a 15-2 run to build their lead and withstood multiple comeback efforts from the Tornados.

Levi Lamb put forth a 20-point effort to lead Brevard. Lamb’s 20 points tied the game-high, as he fired an impressive 8-of-11 (73percent). The junior forward’s 20 points were the second-highest scoring total of his career.

Cannon Lamb added 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting to the Tornados’ efforts, including a team-high six rebounds in the contest.

Demari Hopper was involved in multiple facets of the Tornados attack, recording eight points, five rebounds and four assists.

The Vikings were led by way of Elijah Hirsh, who finished the game with 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting, which included a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line.

Berry enjoyed a 32-22 in the paint advantage, alongside shooting 13-of-17 from the charity stripe.

The Vikings held the lead for a majority of the contest, leading by as much as 21 (36-15) with 4:45 remaining in the first half.

However, Lee Burgess’ squad was resilient and fought back multiple times in the contest.

Facing a 15-point deficit at the end of the first half, the Tornados strung an 11-2 run to cut the Berry lead to 40-34 with 13:56 remaining in the second half.

Brevard managed to keep the game within striking distance for the remainder of action but was unable to string together another sizable run.

Fall To Sewanee

In Saturday Action

The Brevard College men’s basketball team (1-3) dropped a game to host Sewanee College 64-55 Saturday in day two of the Lon Varnell Classic.

Levi Lamb led the Tornados with 23 points, his second straight 20-plus point performance. Lamb shot an efficient 10-of-15 from the field and 3-of-5 from beyond the arc.

Lamb’s 23-point outing marked his single-game career high, with his previous coming against William Peace in 2017-18 (22 points).

Demari Hopper also scored in double figures for BC with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Drew Mosley added six points, and Qadhafi Turner chipped in five points.

Cannon Lamb led the Tornados on the glass with four rebounds in a game where nine different players pulled down rebounds.

Brevard trailed the entire contest, falling behind 11-4 after eight minutes of play after struggling on offense to open the game.

Lamb hit his first three-pointer of the day to start to ignite the Tornado offense, yet Sewanee continued to control the action for most of the first half, taking a 27-17 lead into intermission.

Two minutes into the second half, Hopper hit a three-pointer to cut the deficit to 27-20. Lamb then delivered with his second three-pointer of the day to cut Sewanee’s lead to six points with 14 minutes to play.

The Tigers, however, would regain the momentum down the stretch to open up a 13-point lead en route to the 64-55 win.

Brevard shot 43 percent from the field, while Sewanee shot 46 percent. The Tornados made five three-pointers, all coming from Lamb and Hopper, on 15 attempts from beyond the arc.

Sewanee capitalized on 22 points off 14 BC turnovers as well as 15 second-half points. Brevard’s bench was more efficient, outscoring Sewanee 10-5.

Brevard returns to action with a home game vs. Bob Jones University on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m at the Boshamer Gymnasium.


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