The Bob Jones University Bruins fell to the Emmanuel College Lions on the road Tuesday night in Franklin Springs, Georgia. The Bruins did well in the first half, but weren’t able to hold back the Lions in the second half. The Bruins 95–66 loss dropped their record to 14–15 on the season.
The Bruins came out strong as they looked for some revenge from their 89–67 loss earlier in the season. They jumped ahead early in the half as Kyle Turner hit two three-point field goals in a row.
The Lions stayed right with the Bruins, and jumped ahead as Emerson McClung had a massive dunk. With the energy of the crowd, the Lions slowly pulled away from the Bruins. At the half, the Lions led 49–34.
Turner led the Bruins with nine points in the first half, followed by Dustin Killough with eight points. The Bruins shot 36 percent in total field goals, and 88 percent from the free throw line.
The second half proved to be difficult as the Bruins looked for a comeback. Killough and Justin Matthews both were hitting shots, but couldn’t keep up with Lions’ fiery offense. The Lions widened their lead as they went on an 18–5 run. The Bruins fought back, but couldn’t shorten the Lions’ lead. At the final buzzer, the Bruins fell 95–66 to the Lions.
Marshall Riddle led the Bruins with 16 total points, followed by Turner and Riddle with 13. The Bruins shot 35 percent in total field goals, and 80 percent from the free throw line.
“We couldn’t seem to score on our end, which hurt us,” head coach Neal Ring said. We played a tough team tonight, and we’ll come back and get ready for Saturday.”
The Bruins take on the College of Faith Warriors for Senior Night on March 5 at Davis Field House.