Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Basketball Downs St. Andrews, 79-63, For Its First Win Of The 2011-12 Season
November 16, 2011
Sophomore Matt Kunz led the Bears with 16 points in the victory
Sophomore center Matt Kunz led the Bears with 16 points in Lenoir-Rhyne's 79-63 win over St. Andrews Wednesday night at Harris Court for the Bears' first victory of the year.
Laurinburg, N.C. - The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Basketball Team (1-2) picked up its first victory of the season, 79-63 over St. Andrews (0-3), Wednesday night at Harris Court.
L-R sophomore center Matt Kunz (Kernersville, N.C.) led all scorers with 16 points and a game-high 11 rebounds in notching a double-double.
St. Andrews lost despite a game-high 17 points from Joe Houpe (Goldsboro, N.C.) and 15 points from Antonio Moffitt (Raleigh, N.C.).
L-R took a 37-24 halftime advantage and led by as many as 25 points (53-28 with 13:46 left) in the second half en route to the win.
The Bears withstood a late surge by the Knights as St. Andrews cut the lead to 16 points on a pair of three-pointers by both Moffitt and Chris Sumski (Charlotte, N.C.) but Lenoir-Rhyne was able to hold on for the victory.
L-R also shot 56 percent from the field (33-of-59) including 79 percent (15-of-19) in the first half and held a 37-18 advantage in rebounding on the evening.
Lenoir-Rhyne next hosts Mount Olive in its 2011-12 home opener on Monday beginning at 7 p.m., inside Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.
St. Andrews will take on Maryland Bible College on Saturday afternoon in the North Carolina Wesleyan Classic in Rocky Mount, N.C. Tip-off for the contest is set for 2 p.m.