BREVARD, N.C.- The No. 8 Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters outscored the Brevard College men’s basketball team 57-42 in the second half on their way to a 96-75 South Atlantic Conference win in Boshamer Gymnasium on Thursday night.
The Tornados (3-14, 3-10 SAC) opened the second half on a 6-2 run to make it a two-point game before the Railsplitters (16-1, 12-1 SAC) rattled off a 12-4 run to increase their lead to 10 points at the 14:42 mark.
The Railsplitters led by at least seven points for the rest of the way on the shoulders of Vincent Bailey, who posted a 35-point, 15-rebound double-double for Lincoln Memorial.
The Tornados fell behind 8-1 early in the first half but battled back to tie the game at 17-17 on a Trevon Shaw jumper at the 10:01 mark, capping a 16-9 run for BC. The score was tied four times in the opening half before LMU began to create some separation.
The Tornados kept their deficit at a manageable six points at the break, with the Railplitters leading 39-33. Darius Moose, Brevard’s leading scorer, had 11 of his 21 points in the first half.
Miles Leathers and Jake Pifer also scored in double figures for the Tornados, going for 17 and 10 points, respectively. Leathers also added a game-high four assists.
Sophomore Alex Moe chipped in 10 points in his first game back after injuring his knee on November 26th.
The men start a three-game road stint on Saturday as they visit the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears on Saturday afternoon for a 6 p.m. tipoff from Shuford Memorial Gymnasium. The Bears bested BC earlier this season 78-65 in their first meeting on December 4th.