|Central Methodist (Mo.) 13-10, 10-9||29||45||74|
|Graceland University 15-8, 12-7||36||42||78|
|Feb. 2, 2017|
|Central Methodist (Mo.)||Indv. Leaders||Graceland University|
|#1 Cole Adair - 17||Points||#24 Jeremy Deemer - 24|
|#1 Cole Adair - 9||Rebounds||#24 Jeremy Deemer - 10|
|3 Players - 4||Assists||#10 Carl Martin - 4|
|Central Methodist (Mo.)||Team Statistics||Graceland University|
|47.6% (30 - 63)||Field Goals %||43.1% (22 - 51)|
|35.3% (6 - 17)||3 Point Field Goals %||40% (8 - 20)|
|57.1% (8 - 14)||Free Throws||68.4% (26 - 38)|
|6||2nd Chance Pts||5|
LAMONI, Iowa - Graceland University picked up their 15th win of the season tonight, defeating Heart Conference foe, Central Methodist, 78-74.
Following the game, head coach Craig Doty said, "What a great team effort tonight. Jeremy dominated inside the paint again, LT hit some huge shots, Frank did an incredible job defending Ron (Lee), and Reggie hit two big three's down the stretch. Everyone who played contributed at a solid level and we made plays down the stretch. I am happy for our guys."
The victory lifts Graceland to 15-8 (12-7 Heart), as Central Methodist dropped to 13-10 (10-9 Heart).
The night got off to a slow start for both teams offensively, as the two combined for seven points in the first four and a half minutes of play. Midway through the half, Jordan Dembley splashed a triple, tying the contest at 13-13.
Later in the half, the Yellowjackets went ahead by six points (23-17) following field goals by Jeremy Deemer and Will Nelson and a three-pointer by Frank Cimino. At the break, Graceland held the upper hand, 36-29.
At the start of the second half, Graceland led by four at 42-38. Central Methodist then scored the next 12 points of the night to hold an eight-point edge (50-42). Momentum swung back in GU's favor as they went on a 9-0 run to regain control at 51-50. From there the score remained close.
With 3:13 to play, the score was tied at 67-all. RJ Williams then sank back-to-back three pointers to put his team in the lead by six (73-67). Graceland knocked down 5-of-6 from the foul line to close the night, ast the Yellowjackets came out victorious, 78-74.
Central Methodist knocked down 30-of-63 from the floor (47.6 percent), while the Graceland went 22-for-51(43.1 percent) on the night. The Jackets sank 26-of-38 from the charity line, while the Eagles went 8-for-14. GU received 34 points off the bench and counted 10 points off turnovers.
Jeremy Deemer continues to be a force for the Jackets, recording his fifth double-double of the season. Deemer scored 24 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. He went 14-of-18 from the charity strip. Complimenting him was LT Davis who splashed 15 points.
Cole Adair and Ron Lee led Central Methodist tonight with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
After playing back-to-back home games, the men's basketball team will travel to Culver-Stockton College on Saturday. Game time is set for 4 p.m.
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