E&H Slips By Roanoke 75-73

Josh Freund Men's Basketball 2017 #35

The Basics
Score: Emory & Henry 75, Roanoke 73
Records: Roanoke 8-6 / 1-4 ODAC | R/V Emory & Henry 13-1 / 5-0 ODAC
Location: Emory, Va.

The Lead: Josh Freund finished with 33 points and 17 rebounds but Emory & Henry slipped by Roanoke 75-73 in ODAC Men's Basketball action on Tuesday.

How it Happened

  • Freund sets career-highs for the second straight game as he was 15-of-23 from the field. His 33 points are the fourth highest total by an ODAC player in a game this season.
  • Joe Mikalauskas finished with a career-best 14 points, while Colton Reed chipped with eight points of his own.
  • Roanoke was 28-of-61 (45.9%) from the floor as a team and went 12-of-14 from the foul line.  The Wasps went to the line 28 times, making 19 attempts. E&H finished the game 25-of-55 from the field.
  • The Wasps were able to open up an 11 point lead when a Chase Branscomb basket made it a 32-21 with 6:36 to go in the first half.
  • RC was able to chip away and close the game to six points following a Freund bucket in the closing seconds that sent the teams to the break with E&H up 39-33.
  • The game was tight throughout the second-half with E&H holding a 69-63 lead with 5:25 left to go in the game.
  • Freund then rattled off eight consecutive points on his own, sending RC to a 71-69 lead with 3:12 to go.
  • The Wasps scored the next six points to gain the lead for good, pushing to a 75-71 advantage with 44 seconds to go.
  • Branscomb finished the game with 27 points, while Alic Wynn had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Up Next: Roanoke hosts Virginia Wesleyan at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.