Despite taking a seven-point lead into halftime, the Lindsey Wilson College men’s basketball team fell to Thomas More (Ky.) 67-51 on Monday at Biggers Sports Center. The loss is the sixth straight for the Blue Raiders.
Lindsey Wilson (3-8, 1-7 Mid-South Conference) shot 39.6 percent from the floor while the Saints (6-3, 4-3 MSC) came alive in the second half to finish the game with an even 50 percent from the field.
After trading baskets in the early stages of the game, Thomas More took a 19-16 lead over LWC but the Blue Raiders surged over the final nine minutes of the half. LWC closed out the half on a 14-4 run to take a 30-23 lead into the halftime locker room.
Jordan caught fire in the first half as the junior guard went 7-of-11 from the field to lead all scorers. Lindsey Wilson shot 46.4 (13-of-28) percent from the floor while limiting Thomas More to a 31.8 (7-of-22) percentage. Lindsey Wilson did the majority of their scoring in the paint, corralling a 16-4 advantage through the first 20 minutes.
The Blue Raiders struggled over the opening six minutes of the second half as they saw their lead vanish. Thomas More opened with a 21-3 scoring spurt that gave them a commanding 44-33 lead.
Lindsey Wilson returns to the court on Thursday when they welcome Pikeville (Ky.) to Biggers Sports Center at 6:30 p.m. CT.