WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- The Brevard College men’s basketball team opened the 2013-2014 season with an exhibition game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Friday night, falling 93-66 at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Darius Moose paced the Tornados offense in the season lid-lifter, finishing with 18 points and six rebounds. The junior finished 7-for-11 from the floor and tallied a pair of assists.
The Tornados had two other scorers finish in double figures as Dominique Pickett netted 14 and Alex Moe chipped in 11 points. The pair also combined for 11 rebounds.
The Tornados took a quick 3-2 lead on a three pointer from Moe just over a minute into the contest, and remained within striking distance for much of the first half.
After eight straight points from make Forest made it a 10-3 game, the Tornados started to make a run of their own. A three pointer from Darius Moose following a 6-3 BC run made it a four-point game at the 12:44 mark in the first half.
After a jumper from Wake Forest’s Coron Williams pushed their lead back to six, Moe again cut Wake Forest’s lead to four at 18-14 with 10:36 left in the first half.
Wake Forest, who applied full court pressure for the entire game, closed the opening half on 29-13 run. Solid perimeter shooting fueled the Demon Deacons, who hit 6-of-11 attempts from three-point range in the first 20 minutes of action.
The Demon Deacons carried a 47-27 advantage into the break. Wake Forest shot an impressive 59.4 percent from the field in the second half on their way to the win.
Leathers was another key contributor for Brevard, finishing with nine points and a team-high five assists.
Williams led all scorers with 24 points for the Demon Deacons. The 6-foot-1 guard shot 8-of-15 from the floor on the night, including 6-of-11 from beyond the arc.
The Tornados will visit Kimmel Arena on Monday night for an exhibition with the UNC Asheville Bulldogs. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.