Atlanta, Ga., — In what’s sure to be another action packed SIAC doubleheader, the LeMoyne-Owen College Magicians men’s and women’s basketball teams travel to Epps Gymnasium in ATL to take on the Clark Atlanta University Panthers.
Location: L.S. Epps Gymnasium, 650 Fair Street, Atlanta, Ga., 30314.
Gametime is set for 2 PM and 4 PM ET (WBB/MBB), on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
Box score. The Lady Magicians (6-6, 4-3 SIAC) are coming off a 67-55 victory over Fort Valley State University, where LeMoyne shot 80% (12-15) from the charity stripe and outrebounded the Lady Wildcats, 45-35. LOC’s Tenesha Wright grabbed 11 of those rebounds – a game high – and finished with seven points, four assists, and three steals. Leading FVSU in scoring was Alicia Franklin with 15 points. LeMoyne’s Shaynn Nance, Lamontazia Blair, and Dana Gettis each finished in double-digits. Gettis led all scorers with 18 points.
The Lady Panthers (9-5, 7-0 SIAC) got the victory over Lane College, 63-55. Clark Atlanta will host LeMoyne-Owen Saturday, at 2 PM.
On the men’s side, LeMoyne-Owen went up against nationally ranked (#25) Morehouse College Thursday night. The Magicians and the Maroon Tigers had a competitive first half as Morehouse led by as much as ten. But LeMoyne refused to go away as they slowly cut into their lead. LOC’s Rashawn Ellis knocked down a triple to end the half down one, 33-34.
To start the second half, the Maroon Tigers would show why they are undefeated as they came out strong to maintain the lead. Still fighting, the Magicians cut it to 12 at the 10:05 mark after a monstrous SLAM in traffic by Aston Morton. In the end, LOC would come no closer as the Maroon Tigers went on to win, 81-60. Three Magicians finished in double figures, led by Ellis with 18 points. Morton added 12 points and seven rebounds, while Demba Konate was just shy of a double-double with 14 points and nine boards.
The Magicians (4-9, 1-7 SIAC) face the Panthers (13-1, 7-0 SIAC) next. Clark Atlanta defeated Lane College, 81-54. Saturday’s tip-off is immediately following the women’s game.