BOCA RATON, Fla.- Cory Thomas' blocked a team-best five shots to help Lynn University's men's basketball team match a program record 13 blocks in a game on Tuesday night. The Fighting Knights (6-0) defeated Florida Memorial (0-5), 102-66, in non-conference action. Aaron Harrison scored a game-high 18 points with nine rebounds, three blocks and four steals.
Lynn opened the game with back-to-back three point shots by Kaleb Clyburn and Ben Berry to take a quick 6-0 lead. The two teams would exchange baskets before FMU took its first and only lead, 13-12, at 4:29. The Blue & White went on a 21-7 run that would open up the Fighting Knights lead, one they would continue to add on until heading into the break with a 20-point advantage at 52-32.
Harrison had 12 points while Fred Landers added 11 for Lynn. Thomas blocked three shots in the half and Pavle Raickovic and Harrison both pulled down seven rebounds apiece. The Fighting Knights shot 43.6 percent from the field and held the Lions to 37.5 percent. Lynn outscored FMU 20-12 in the paint and had 32 rebounds while the Lions had just 13.
The Blue & White came out hot in the second half; putting together a 25-8 run that would have Lynn ahead by 39 points with 11:16 to play. With 6:15 remaining the Fighting Knights had their largest lead of the game, 93-54, after a tip-in by Pat Jones. The Blue & White went on to win 102-66, putting up 100 points on an opponent for the second time this season.
Jones scored ten points in the final 20 minutes connecting on two-of-three shots from three-point range. Lynn's field goal percentage improved to 55.3 percent in the second half and held FMU to 35.9 percent and just 25 percent from behind the arc. Lynn out-rebounded the Lions 24-19 in the half and blocked five shots.
Florida Memorial was led offensively by Samuel Dorismond who had 17 points, three rebounds and three steals. Joining him in double figures was Devante Wiltshire and Hanif Malloy with 14 points and 11 points, respectively.
Lynn had six players in double figures and all but one member of the Fighting Knights squad scored a basket. Landers had his best performance of the season with 17 points, four rebounds and three steals. Thomas, Berry, Jones and Raickovic all had ten points each in the win.
Lynn improves to begin the season 6-0 for the first time since the 2004-05 season. The Blue & White will look to pick up another win on Monday, December 15, when the Fighting Knights host Midwestern State in the de Hoernle Sports & Cultural Center. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 pm.
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