Men’s Basketball Declaws the Lions
Boca Raton, Fla.-Lynn University’s men’s basketball team took home their fourth victory of the season after defeating Florida Memorial 75-52. Lynn was led by Jeremy Lampkin with a total of 15 points and seven rebounds. The Fighting Knights now stand at 4-3 overall, 0-1 in the Sunshine State Conference while Florida Memorial slips to 3-6.
Lynn took an early lead in the contest that held until an Adam Braswell layup gave the Lions a 13-14 advantage over the Knights at 10:48. After a layup by Slobodan Miljanic and a trey from Pavle Raickovic LU secured a steady lead until Adrian White tied the game 23-all at 6:48. Lynn was able to hold off Florida Memorial to maintain the lead at 36-29 by the buzzer.
LU pulled down 27 rebounds in the first half while holding the Lions to only 15. Shamel Akins tallied 11 points while Lampkin added eight. Adrian White led the first half with 14 points for Florida Memorial.
After the break Lynn pulled ahead by as many as 25 at 11:52 after a Jerrell Oxedine layup that gave the Fighting Knights a 59-34 advantage. Florida Memorial was unable to recover from the deficit and trailed 75-52 by the sound of the final buzzer.
Lynn improved their shooting to 52.4% from the field in the second half and connected on six of nine buckets from behind the arc. Brandon Smith recorded 12 second half points while the team made 11 of 15 free throw attempts.
The Fighting Knights are back in action this Friday, December 14, where they will host St. Augustine’s at 7:30 pm in the de Hoernle Center.