LeMoyne-Owen Lady Magicians Down Rival Lane College, 62-46

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Jackson, Tenn., — With stakes high and bragging rights on the line, Saturday afternoons SIAC #RivalryWeek match-up between the LeMoyne-Owen College Magicians and the Lane College Dragons lived up to its hype.

The Lady Magicians came in to Oman Arena, looking to spoil the Lady Dragons’ senior night as they got out to an 18-10 first quarter lead. Chicago native, Shantiera Miller knocked down back-to-back triples for LOC as the senior shooting guard gave her team confidence going into the second period. Still hanging around, Lane made some shots of their own, but LeMoyne-Owen’s Shaynn Nance hit one from deep to give LOC the 31-27 advantage at the break.

In the second half, Lane would go cold, as the Lady Magicians held the Dragons to just two points in third period, going on to win it 62-46.

Antrice McCoy led the Lady Dragons with 15 points, while senior Chloe Roberts left her mark with 12 points and seven rebounds.

For the Lady Magicians, Miller would finish with 18 points, followed by Dana Gettis with 14 points and five assists. Tenesha Wright grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to go with 11 points, while Nance and Ty Broadwater each grabbed seven boards.

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#12 Ty Broadwater pulls down the rebound over a Lane defender. RKS photo/Glynnis King

With the win, LeMoyne-Owen improves to 13-9, 10-6 in the SIAC. The Magicians face Rust College on the road in Holly Springs, Miss., on Thursday, Feb. 15, before hosting Lane at home for senior night. Tip-off is at 5:30 PM.

Lane Dragons Hold On To Win, 74-72 Over LOC

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Jackson, Tenn., — Like any rivalry, stakes are bound to be high with bragging rights on the line. However, in Saturday afternoons SIAC #RivalryWeek match-up between the LeMoyne-Owen College Magicians and the Lane College Dragons, the atmosphere was like no other.

After Lane’s seniors were honored before tip-off, the Dragons opened the game with a 3-point basket by senior Jade Patrick to make it known that the Dragons meant business. Unbothered by the excitement of the fans, LeMoyne-Owen settled in to take their first lead of the night, off a dunk by guard Martez Briggs. Shooting 48 percent from the field and 72 percent from the charity stripe, the Magicians took a 38-31 advantage at the half.

Throughout the second half both teams played each other tight in a game that saw two lead changes and six ties. After a clutch slam dunk by freshman forward Jaquan Lawrence, Briggs split a pair at the line as the Magicians led by five with just under two minutes to play. Despite forcing 17 turnovers in which LOC scored 13 points off of Lane’s mistakes, the Dragons had an 18-7 advantage on second chance points and shot 40 percent from behind the arc, as Lane (12-10, 10-7) edged out the Magicians 74-72.

Tevyn Roberts led the Dragons in scoring with 15 points, while Kendarius Ash grabbed 17 rebounds to go with 14 points and eight assists.

Martez Briggs would finish with a game-high 19 points, six rebounds, and five steals for LOC, followed by Lawrence with 18 points and six rebounds. Bronx native, Jaequan Brown joined the double-digit club adding 14 points in a tough loss.

LeMoyne-Owen (9-15, 5-12 SIAC) will have another chance to take down their rival on Saturday (Feb. 17) in Bruce/Johnson Hall for senior night.

In another road test, the Magicians travel to Rust College for a doubleheader with the women on Thursday, Feb. 15. Tip-off is at 7:30 PM.

Tuskegee Golden Tigers Visit LeMoyne-Owen College

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Memphis, Tenn., — After coming up short to Tuskegee University (TU) in their first match-up of the season (Jan. 20), the LeMoyne-Owen College Magicians men’s basketball team got the job done on their home floor Monday night.

LeMoyne-Owen (9-14, 5-11 SIAC) shot 72.7 percent (24-33) from the charity stripe, and won the battle on the boards 38-22 enroute to a 70-61 victory at Bruce/Johnson Hall. Despite trailing 10-2 at the 15:55 mark in the first half, the Magicians would clean things up to go on a 13-3 run and take its first lead of the night.

Trying to keep their foot in the door, Tuskegee’s James Eads made a layup out on the break to put the Golden Tigers (4-18, 2-11 SIAC) down by three with 18:25 remaining in the contest. But the Magicians were steadfast, stretching out their lead to as much as 17, before going on to seal the deal at the freethrow line.

Martez Briggs posted a game-high 22 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks for LOC, while Demba Konate tallied 16 points on the evening. Reshun Ellis also finished in double-digits with 12 points, while Jaequan Brown dished out six assists.

Tuskegee was led by Travis Flagg who fininshed with 19 points and eight assists. Eads and Daniel Roach also chipped in 13 points a piece.

LOC visits rival Lane College (11-10, 9-7 SIAC) in a doubleheader with the women on Saturday, Feb. 10, in Jackson, TN. Tip-off is at 4:00 PM.