|Queens Takes Down LRU 69-61, In The Season Opener|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Saturday, 12 November 2011 01:54|
The Queens Men's Basketball Team (1-0) opened the season with a 69-61 win over Lenoir-Rhyne (0-1) Friday evening in the 2011 Conference Carolinas/SAC Challenge at the Timken Center.
L-R sophomore forward Allan Jones (Clemmons, N.C.) finished with a team-high 16 points while freshman guard Denzel Dillingham (Hickory, N.C.) added 15 points for the Bears in the losing effort.
Lenoir-Rhyne held a 34-28 advantage with 17:44 remaining in the contest on a lay-up by senior forward Jeff Thomas (Chapel Hill, N.C.), but Queens responded with a 12-2 run and never trailed again.
The Royals pushed their margin to 13 points on a dunk by Brandon Nichols (Fayetteville, N.C.) for a 58-45 lead with 7:23 left and the Bears never got within five points the rest of the way.
Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore guard R.J. McClure (Canton, N.C.) added 10 points for the Bears, who shot just 31 percent (five-for-16) from behind the three-point line.
On the second day of the challenge Saturday evening, L-R takes on Limestone at 7:30 p.m., while Queens faces Wingate in the first contest beginning at 5:30 p.m. Limestone edged Wingate by a 67-66 score in the second game Friday.
LRU Women's Prevails In Overtime In Season Opener
The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Basketball Team (1-0) opened the 2011-12 season with an 84-82 overtime victory against Pfeiffer (0-1) Friday night in the L-R Invitational at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.
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