BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard men's basketball team returns to the court after an eight-day layoff for Thanksgiving break on Wednesday when it heads to the Swannanoa Valley for a clash with Warren Wilson for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.
Brevard remains 0-1 on the season after suffering a 93-70 setback in exhibition action at Gardner-Webb on Nov. 21. The Tornados were led by the duo of Divese Carson (17 points, seven rebounds) and JaMarquis Johnson (10 points). Brevard also got its offense in sync, rebounding from a difficult shooting performance in its season opener, as it knocked down 27-of-61 (44.3%) from the floor and 10-of-2 (35.7%) from beyond the arc against the Runnin' Bulldogs.
Carson is one of three players averaging double figure scoring (18.0 ppg) for the Tornados, along with Shelby Parris (13.0) and Stevie Williams (11.0) on the season. Carson reached double figures in his collegiate debut, against Berry College, by hitting 7-of-9 from the floor and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.
Warren Wilson enters the game with a 4-4 mark on the season, which includes victories over Milligan College, Apprentice School, Crown College and Columbia International. The Owls scored at least 96 points in each of the four wins, emerging with a 144-point effort against Crown College on Nov. 14.
With four 100-point outings to their credit, the Owls are averaging 107.4 points per contest, converting an average of 38.4 field goals in the process. Warren Wilson has attempted an average of 40.6 3-pointers per contest in its first eight games, knocking down an average of 16.1 treys per game.
The Owls have seven plays averaging double figure points, including Jordan Gant who is averaging a team high 23 points per contest. Gant is joined in scoring by Darius Bryant (16.2), Tyquavion Dix (14.0), Michael Pomeroy (13.3), Marques Sullivan (12.4), Kahlon Whitley (10.9) and Lukas Juozapavicius (10.4).
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