Roanoke Stings Lynchburg by 37 in ODAC Road Finale


The Basics 

 Roanoke 81, Lynchburg 44
Records: Roanoke 15-9 / 9-6 ODAC | Lynchburg 14-11 / 9-7 ODAC
Location: Lynchburg, Va.    

The Lead: Caleb Jordan led four Maroons in double-figures with 20 points as Roanoke topped rival Lynchburg 81-44 on the road Wednesday night in ODAC Men’s Basketball action.

How it Happened:

  • The Maroons came out of the gates quick and took a 17-5 lead when Joe Mikalauskas set up Brayden Gault for a layup seven minutes into the contest.
  • Roanoke extended its lead to 18 points when Dillon Thomas drained a three-pointer at the 9:44 mark of the opening half.
  • A Chance Greene three-pointer pulled Lynchburg to within 12 at 33-21, but RC closed the final 3:23 of the half with a 10-2 run that was capped by a Jordan three-pointer as time expired, sending the teams to the locker room with RC leading 43-23.
  • The Roanoke defense held Lynchburg without a field goal for the first 7:11 of the second-half and outscored the Hornets 16-2 during that time with a Mikalauskas three-pointer putting RC on top 59-25.
  • A bucket by Jordan with seven minutes to go in the game pushed the RC lead to 35 at 69-34.
  • The Maroons lead would reach as many as 42 when Tripp Greene hit a three-pointer with 4:25 to play and made it 78-36.
  • Joining Jordan in double-figures was Mikalauskas with 15, Greene with 13 and Gault with 10. Ethan Rohan grabbed 10 rebounds to help RC to a 40-33 edge on the glass.
  • Roanoke made 30-of-59 (50.8%) shots from the floor, including 10-of-18 from behind the three-point line.
  • The Maroons held the Hornets to a season-low in points as Lynchburg shot just 30% for the game, making 15-of-50 shots in the loss, including just 4-of-20 from behind the arc. Tharon Suggs had nine points to lead the Hornets.

Up Next: Roanoke will return to the court on Saturday for a 2:00 p.m. game with Randolph on Senior Day.

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