Men's Basketball Loses at Carson-NewmanFebruary 13, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Lions men’s basketball team lost on the road at Carson-Newman College Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse. Kacey Holt led MHC with 13 points and five rebounds.
Carson-Newman (17-4, 10-3 SAC) used a 36-13 run to break open a one-point first half lead and never look back in a 91-59 win over Mars Hill (3-18, 0-13 SAC) Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse.
The Eagles turned a 17-16 lead with eight minutes left in the half into a 53-29 advantage four minutes into the first half.
Ish Sanders turned in a season high 28-point performance, while Antoine Davis put up his first double-double of the season and third of his career behind a 17-point, career-high 12-rebound effort. Sanders 28-point outburst equaled Cody Henegar’s performance against the Lions in the first meeting between the schools.
The Eagles dialed up the defensive pressure around the eight minute mark in the first half when the run started. Carson-Newman forced 21 turnovers – 14 of them steals – and converted them to 36 points.
Carson-Newman held nightly double-double machine Khourachi Thiam to three points and 12 rebounds. The senior from Senegal went 1-for-12 from the field and didn’t have an offensive rebound.
MHC will play at Wingate University on Saturday. Game time is set for a 4 p.m. start.