Men’s Basketball Falls 66-63 in Shark Attack
BOCA RATON, Fla. Lynn University’s men’s basketball team was attacked by the Nova Southeastern Sharks 66-63 at home in the de Hoernle Center on Saturday evening. Lynn slips to 2-5 in the Sunshine State Conference, 10-7 overall with the loss.
Lynn took an immediate 4-0 lead after back-to-back jumpers from Jeremy Lampkin and Shamel Akins. The lead would change five times over the course of the half. The Sharks went into the locker room with a 32-30 advantage at the buzzer.
Lampkin led the Knights with nine points and five boards in the first half. He shot 50 percent from the field while adding two blocks. As a team, Lynn shot 50 percent from the field and 60 percent from behind the arc, while grabbing 14 rebounds.
Akins opened the second half with a jumper to tie the game at 32-all. However back-to-back shots from downtown gave the Sharks a lead they would own for the rest of the game. The Blue and White’s biggest deficit came at 9:14 when it trailed NSU by 13.
LU was able to close the gap to two with 31 seconds to play on a Lampkin layup. A Brian Cahill shot from the charity line, followed by a missed trey from Akins in the final seconds would secure the victory for the Sharks.
The Knights shot 48.2 percent from the floor overall and pulled down 31 rebounds. Lampkin led LU with 17 points and 12 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double performance. Akins added 12 points while Jerell Oxendine and Slobodan Miljanic each contributed nine.
The Knights will host Eckerd on January 30 in another Sunshine State Conference showdown. Tip-off is set for 7:30 pm. Fans can catch all the action at LYNNFightingKnights.com. Don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow @LUKnights on Twitter and Instagram.