Griffons get another road win as they hold off Lindenwood 88-81

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Missouri Western Men’s Basketball (11-13, 5-8 MIAA) had one of its best offensive performances of the season on Saturday, resulting in an 88-81 win over Lindenwood (11-14, 4-9 MIAA) on the road.

NOTABLES

  • The Griffon offense struggled in the opening minutes, scoring just 14 points and 33 percent shooting in the first 10 minutes.
  • After Lindenwood gained its largest lead of the game at 22-19 with under nine minutes to play in the first half, the Griffons used a 19-9 run to take a 38-29 lead into the halftime break.
  • Lavon Hightower led all scorers at the half with 11 points, while Tyrell Carroll scored nine.
  • Bryan Hudson stretched the Missouri Western lead to 13 points with five minutes remaining in the game.
  • The Lions would not go away, going on a 10-0 run to pull within reach at 71-68 with 2:47 to play.
  • The Griffons turned to Tyus Millhollin’s clutch shooting late in the fourth. Millhollin went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line in the final two minutes to seal the win.
  • The Missouri Western offense was firing on all cylinders in the second half. The Griffons shot 58 percent in the half, going 5-7 from three and making all 17 free-throw attempts.
  • The Griffons set season-highs in field goal percentage (54), three point percentage (50), and free throw percentage (86) in the win.
  • Saturday’s 88-point performance comes just two days after their season-low 52 points at Lincoln in their last game.
  • The Griffons scored 52 points in the second half alone against Lindenwood, which is as much as they scored the entire game in Thursday’s loss to Lincoln.

LEADERS

  • Millhollin led the team with 22 points with four made three’s.
  • Hightower finished with 21 points, five assists, and five rebounds.
  • Carroll added 18 points and four assists.
  • Hudson scored an efficient 16 points on just nine shot attempts.

UP NEXT

  • Missouri Western will return to the MWSU Fieldhouse for a matchup with Southwest Baptist (11-11, 5-8 MIAA)
  • The Bearcats fell 74-65 to Washburn in their game on Saturday.

— MWSU Athletics —