Three point fire show leads Lions to 78-62 win over BMC
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Three point fire show leads Lions to 78-62 win over BMC

Sat, Dec. 10, 2016 - [Men's Basketball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - The Freed-Hardeman Lion basketball team put on a shooting clinic Saturday, as a 62 percent shooting performance from behind the arc led to five players reaching double digits in a 78-62 victory over Blue Mountain College at the Brewer Sports Center.

Grant Teichmann and Spencer Garner led the way for Freed-Hardeman, as each contributed 12 points in the contest. Sean Edwards followed close behind with 11 points of his own, including an impressive 4-for-5 shooting performance from behind the arc. 

Austin Dempsey also chipped in 11 in the match-up, nine of which came in the first half. Newcomer Luke Luna also put in solid minutes, as he finished the night with 10 points and eight rebounds, as he went 5-for-7 from the field.

The Lions (7-3) shot an impressive 48 percent from the field and 62 percent from behind the arc in the game compared to Blue Mountain (5-2), who shot 42 percent from the field and 25 percent from three-point range. FHU also won the rebound battle in the contest, as they out-rebounded the Toppers 35-25, led by Luna who pulled down eight rebounds in the win.

Jay Howard led the Toppers on the attack with 22 points and was the only Blue Mountain player to reach double digits in the match-up. Anfernee Floyd led the Toppers on the glass, as he pulled down 13 rebounds in the loss.

The Toppers would strike first with the first bucket of the game, as Anfernee Floyd connected on a jump shot from the top of the key to put Blue Mountain up 2-0. However, the two point advantage in the opening minute of the game would be the only lead the Toppers would have, as the Lions would kick it into high gear to hold a double digit lead for a majority of the game.

Dempsey led the Lions in the first half with nine points, as he converted a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the arc to give FHU a spark to open the game. The Lions shot an impressive 53 percent from the field and 75 percent from three point range (9-for-12) in the first half. 

The Lions would continue to roll in the second half, as they reached their largest lead of the game at the 52-28 mark with 16:54 remaining. The Toppers would get as close as 10 points at the 56-46 mark with 8:19 remaining, but it would be too little too late, as FHU out-shot BMC 22-14 in the final eight minutes to secure the 78-62 victory.

With the win, the Lions move to 7-3 on the season. Blue Mountain falls to 5-2 on the season with the loss.

UP NEXT: The Lions are back in action at home Saturday December 17th, as they host No. 12 Park (Mo.) University for the  American Midwest Conference Game of the Week. Tip off is set for 3:00 PM at the Brewer Sports Center.