FRANKLIN SPRINGS, GA. - The Lander men's basketball team lost a close one to Emmanuel, 70-68, Wednesday night at Shaw Athletic Center.
It was back and forth in the first five minutes of the game as Emmanuel took a 9-6 lead. The Bearcats game plan was to pound the ball inside, but missed shots would keep the score close throughout the first half. The Lions would connect on a couple of three-pointers at the end of the half to take a 36-33 lead going into halftime.
Coming out of the break, the score stayed close as Emmanuel had a slim 43-42 after five minutes of play in the second half. In the middle of the half, the Lions were able to break the trend of trading baskets and take a 59-55 lead. It was a close game down to the last second as the Bearcats could not make a comeback and win the game.
Next up, the Bearcats are scheduled to face Coker at home on Saturday, Nov. 23. Tipoff is set for 3:00 p.m.
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