HARROGATE, Tenn.- The Brevard College men’s basketball team (4-19, 4-15 SAC) narrowly missed upsetting No. 14 Lincoln Memorial (21-2, 17-2 SAC) on Wednesday night in a 101-93 loss in South Atlantic Conference action from Tex Turner Arena.
The Tornados tied the game at 93-93 with 1:05 to play when Darius Moose hit his first free throw shot after being fouled by LMU’s Paul Woodson. Moose’s second foul shot was off the mark, and the Railsplitters ended the game with eight straight to points to avoid the upset.
The Tornados trailed by six at halftime but grabbed the lead midway through the second on a Dominique Pickett jumper at the 10:13 mark. Jake Pifer made it a 79-76 advantage on a layup with 9:35 remaining.
The Railsplitter answered Pifer’s basket with seven unanswered points to go in front 83-79. Although BC took a one-point lead on a Moose three-point play with 3:18 to go, LMU proved to be too much down the stretch.
Moose carried the Tornados with 19 points in the first half on his way to 27 points and four assists, while both Pickett and Alex Moe netted 21 points for the Tornados. The duo combined for nine rebounds, and Moe's 21 points was a season high.
Miles Leathers turned in a balanced stat line, going for 11 points, six rebounds and five assists.
The Tornados enter Goodman Gym on Saturday for their final road game of the season as they face the Catawba Indians at 4 p.m. Catawba edged BC 85-79 in their first meeting in Boshamer Gymnasium on January 11th.