LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's basketball team took care of business on the road Saturday afternoon as the team downed Lynchburg, 78-63. With the win, the Marlins improve to 12-7 on the year and 6-4 in conference action. Lynchburg moves to 9-10 on the season (3-6 ODAC).
Keijon Honore opened up play with a 3-pointer just 1:30 into regulation and the Marlins would not give that lead up for the rest of the contest. The 3-pointer turned into an 18-5 run to open up the game, giving VWU a comfortable lead at the first half's midway point. VWU would eventually carry a 40-30 lead into halftime.
After the intermission, the teams exchanged buckets all the way to the 10-minute mark as the Marlins were still up just 10. The home side was never able to pull back to within range and eventually the visiting squad pulled out the win.
It was an even match on the scoreline, with neither team excelling over the other in any one stat. The Marlins did, however, play stellar defense against the 3-pointer, causing the Hornets to go just 3-22 (13.6%)
Leading the way offensively for VWU were the two guards in Tyree Golston and Keijon Honore. The two both came away with 17 points and combined for five dimes. Also aiding on the offensive front was Corey White, Jr. with 14 points and Percy Burt with 13.
To go along with his 14 points, White, Jr. also collected seven boards and three rejections.
Men's basketball returns to the court at 7 p.m. on Wednesday as the team hosts Eastern Mennonite for an ODAC battle.