Roanoke Tops Eastern Mennonite 67-63 In ODAC Men's Hoops

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The Basics

Score: Roanoke 67, Eastern Mennonite 63
Records: Roanoke 12-4 / 5-4 ODAC| Eastern Mennonite 8-8 / 3-4 ODAC
Location: Salem, Va.

The Lead: Roanoke got 21 points from Josh Freund as the Maroons topped Eastern Mennonite 67-63 Saturday in Salem.

How it Happened:

  • With EMU leading 18-17 with 8:39 to go in the first-half, RC scored seven unanswered points, taking a 25-17 lead following a three-point play from Tripp Greene.
  • An 8-2 spurt by the Royals cut the RC lead to 27-26 with 1:29 to go in the half and the Maroons would lead 30-27 at the intermission.
  • Back-to-back baskets by C.J. Miles and Caleb Jordan to open the second-half gave RC a 34-27 edge.
  • EMU would trim the RC  lead to 41-38 with 13:20 to go in the game before the Maroons used a 10-2 run, taking a 51-40 advantage on a Josh Freund three-point play.
  • Roanoke would widen its lead to 12 points following a jumper by Greene that made the score 55-43 with 7:27 to go in the game.
  • Eastern Mennonite rallied with an 11-4 run and was able to pull within four points at 61-57 after a Sammy Thomas layup with 1:43 left on the clock.
  • EMU cut the RC lead to two points when Jamel Howard knocked down a three-pointer with 52 seconds to go.
  • Miles converted two free-throws to make it a 65-61 game. EMU would get two free-throws of its own end but Joe Mikalauskas made two free-throws following that to seal the game.
  • Freund led all scorers with 21 points. Miles finished with 14 and Jordan had 11. Greene finished with nine points off the bench for the Maroons. RC shot 25-of-47 (53.2%) for the game.
  • EMU was led by Tim Jones with 16 points. Travis Clower had 15 and Tariq Caldwell had 10 points to go along with 10 rebounds. The Royals made 21-of-52 (40.4%) shots from the floor.

Up Next: Roanoke will be back in action on Wednesday when it travels to Emory & Henry for a 7:00 p.m. ODAC game.