Senior guard Brian Duckworth gave LCSC’s outside shooting game a needed boost and nailed four 3-pointers in the second half to help the Warriors defeat the
Duckworth finished with 24 points, his career-high at LCSC, including 14 in the second half when LCSC erased an eight-point deficit to pull out the win. Duckworth scored 12 points in the final nine minutes of the game when LCSC erased a 56-48 deficit to claim its fourth straight victory.
His 4-of-5 shooting from the 3-point line also came at a needed time. LCSC, 7-4 overall, entered the game shooting only 25.4 percent from the 3-point line and Duckworth was hitting only 27.6 percent. LCSC finished 6-of-13 from beyond the arc.
The victory spoiled an outstanding performance by
LCSC led for most of the first half, claiming as much as a seven-point lead at 23-16, but
The second half stayed fairly close until B.J. Meridyth buried a 3-pointer for UGF at the 9:32 mark to make it 56-48. After an LCSC timeout, Duckworth hit a 3-pointer, and then after an Argo turnover, Duckworth hit another 3-pointer to cut the margin to two points.
After the game went back and forth for the next six minutes, Duckworth put LCSC ahead for good with a 3-pointer at the 3:24 mark. The Warriors led by as much as five on four different occasions down the stretch.
LCSC had four players finish in double figures as only six of the nine players in the game scored. Curtis Allen added 19 points, while Drew Arnold had 12. Both players also tied for team-high rebounding honors with seven apiece. Allen also had four assists. Tanner McIntosh chipped in with 10 points.
For the game, LCSC hit 29-of-59 shots from the field for 49.2 percent, but was only 11-of-24 at the foul line.
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