Flyers Scorch the Nets at Lees-McRae

Sayaun Dent in the lane for two!
Sayaun Dent in the lane for two!

The Sandhills Flyers basketball team made 61 per cent of its shots from the field and 84.4 per cent from the free throw line in Saturday's 133-103 road victory over the Lees-McRae Junior varsity.

The Flyers take a record of 13-5 into Thursday's 6 p.m. contest against the Pfeiffer University junior varsity that completes a stretch of four away dates in a row. They are back home against Johnston CC in a Region X game on Saturday at 7 p.m. 

Some of the impressive individual shooting stats against the Bobcats include Chase Morrisette-Barnett, 10-for-14 from the field and 25 points, Damauri Sexton, 9-for-11 on the way to a career-high 23 points and Evan Davis, 6-for-8 and a total of 15 points.

Sayaun Dent was 9-for-9 from the charity stripe and scored 19 points to go with 10 rebounds and six assists. Holt Walker was 5-for-6 from beyond the arc and finished with 17 points. Donnie Haith contributed a team-high eight assists.

The Flyers led 69-54 at halftime in winning for the sixth time in their last seven outings.

Former Flyers in action- Also on Saturday, Mason Harrell scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds in Winston-Salem State's 90-84 victory over Chowan, and in Grand Rapids, Mich., Zezva Liluashvili scored 10 points for Aquinas College in a 69-66 loss to Lourdes. Earlier in the week, Christian Lathan scored a season-high 19 points to help St. Andrews defeat Allen University 91-85.

Sandhills – Morrisette-Barnett 10 2-2 25, Sexton 9 2-2 23, Haith 3 2-2 8, Smith 2 1-2 5, E. Davis 6 3-6 15, Clarkson 1 2-2 4, Ratliff 0 0-0 0, Grissett 2 0-0 4, Bryan 0 0-0 -, Dent 5 9-9 19, Allmond 1 2-2 4, Williams 2 4-4 9, Walker 6 0-1 17 Totals 47 27-32 133. Lees-McRae – Owen 3 0-0 9, Harris 4 5-5 13, Sivler 0 2-4 2, Lett 2 0-1 6, Wright 2 7-8 11, Voiselle 3 3-4 11, Graham 3 0-1 7, Coots 5 7-9 18, Taliek 1 0-0 2, Holmes 5 3-4 16, Dixon 4 0-0 8 Totals 32 27-36 103. Three-point goals: SCC 12 (Walker 5, Morrisette-Barnett 3, Sexton 3, Williams); L-M 12 (Owen 3, Holmes 3, Lett 2, Voiselle 2, Coots, Graham).

 

 

by Charlie Bergmann

 

photo by Donna Ford