Men's basketball storms by Green Terror

Austin Wrighten lays the ball in the basket.

Westminster, Md. -- Four Lynchburg College men's basketball players reached double-figure scoring as the Hornets cruised by host McDaniel, 78-68, in Saturday evening's season-opener.

Junior wing Austin Wrighten (Woodbridge, Va.) dumped in a career-high 22 points to go with eight rebounds and six steals to pave the way. Sophomore guard Chance Greene (Creedmoor, N.C.) also reached a career-high with 17 points, going 8-for-8 from the free throw stripe.

Connor Schroeder (Blacksburg, Va.) and Devante' Young (Charlotte, N.C.) both reached the double-digit plateau as well, scoring 13 and 10 points apiece.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Lynchburg 78, McDaniel 68

Records: Lynchburg 1-0, McDaniel 1-1

Venue: Gill Center, McDaniel College, Westminster, Md.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

- Lynchburg steadily built a six-point lead at halftime, 33-27, as Schroeder scored all 13 of his points before the break.

- Wrighten baskets bookended a 9-0 LC run early in the second half that broke the game open, and the Hornets' lead never fell below nine points again in the game.

- Greene and Wrighten each scored 13 second-half points to help the offense keep the lead intact.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg will remain in the Old Line State overnight before traveling to St. Mary's City, Md. on Sunday for a matchup with St. Mary's College of Maryland. Tip-off is at 4 p.m.

--LC--