CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Brevard College men's basketball team (0-4) competed in an exhibition contest against NCAA DI member-institution The Citadel (3-4) on Tuesday, November 26, falling by a final score of 90-47 at the McAlister Field House in Charleston, South Carolina.
Tuesday's matchup counted towards The Citadel's regular-season total, while counting as an exhibition matchup for the visiting Tornados.
For the second-straight game, the Tornados were led offensively by freshman forward Ja'Michael Boone. The Fort Deposit, Alabama native scored 16 points, including a game-high six field goals and four made 3-pointers.
Brevard turned in 12 steals, 10 of which were snagged by senior guard Demari Hopper and senior forward Levi Lamb, who each recorded five steals. Fellow senior guard Qadhafi Turner tallied two steals on the evening. Sophomore forward Joshua Wilson added a team-high four assists in addition to five rebounds.
The Citadel was led by way of five double-digit scorers, paced by Eddie Davis III and Fletcher Abee who each recorded 15 points in the contest. Davis III totaled six field goals and recorded a double-double with 10 boards, while Abee knocked in a team-best three shots from long range.
A Cannon Lamb layup halted a Bulldog 8-0 run to start the contest before The Citadel jumped out to a quick 23-5 lead at the 11:48 mark, forcing a Tornado timeout.
Boone scored Brevard's next two buckets on 3-pointers before a media timeout was called with 7:52 remaining in the first half. With Brevard trailing 34-11, the Tornados battled with the Bulldogs for the remaining of the half, slightly edging The Citadel in scoring down the stretch, 15-13, as the hosts took a 47-26 lead to the intermission.
A quick 7-4 scoring tilt before the first media timeout of the second half made the score 54-30 in favor of the Bulldogs before The Citadel extended its lead to a 61-32 margin with 12:04 left to play.
Boone's 3-point jumper at the 7:16 mark made the game's score 70-44 in favor of Brevard before the fast-paced Bulldogs closed the contest out with a 20-3 scoring run over the game's final seven-plus minutes of action to take the victory, 90-47.
The Tornados will return to action on Tuesday, December 3 as Brevard will look to avenge an early-season loss when BC rematches with Bob Jones University at 7 p.m. in Greenville, South Carolina. Brevard is back at the Boshamer Gymnasium on Saturday, December 7 when the Tornados kick off USA South Conference play against Berea College with a 4 p.m. tip-off time.
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