CINCINNATI, Ohio-- The Lions again relied on a dominant defensive effort to secure a win. After holding Thomas More to a season-low 42 points and only 37.5 percent shooting from the field, they improved on that performance against Bluffton. Holding the Beavers to a season-low 41 points and only 29.6 percent shooting from the field. The dominant defensive effort along with a strong effort from senior Conner Myslowski (Dayton, OH/West Carrolton) off the bench, helped them secure a 62-41 win.
The Mount established their dominance early as they went on a 13-5 run to begin the contest. Erik Edwards (Cincinnati, OH/Roger Bacon) played extremely well in the early going, scoring the first eight points for the Lions. They shot the ball well as a team going 12-of-24 (50 percent) while holding Bluffton to just 29.2 percent from the field. The Mount would carry a 37-15 lead into the halftime break.
The early portion of the second half would be much of the same as the Lions stretched their lead to a game-high 35 with 9:07 to play. But from that point the Beavers outscored the Lions 16-2 to finish the game. Myslowski finished the game with a season-high 16 points off the bench, to go along with a team-high 6 rebounds. Joining him in double figures was Edwards and Andrew Finley (Cincinnati, OH/Walnut Hills) who each scored 12 respectively
Next up for the Lions is another HCAC matchup, this one with the Grizzlies of Franklin College. The Lions welcome them in to the Harrington Center on Saturday, the game is scheduled to tip-off at 3:00 pm. Tune into MSJsports.com for all your live coverage.