Lenoir-Rhyne vs UNC-Asheville

UNC Asheville 66, Lenoir-Rhyne 55

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Keith Hornsby hit four 3-pointers en route to 21 points and UNC Asheville held off Lenoir-Rhyne 66-55 Wednesday.

Jeremy Atkinson had 12 points and eight rebounds and D.J. Cunningham tallied 10 points and seven boards for the Bulldogs, who held a 39-37 rebounding edge. UNC Asheville shot 52.1 percent (25 of 48), compared to just 35.4 percent (23 of 65) for Lenoir Rhyne.

The Bulldogs (3-6) opened the game on a 16-9 run but watched Lenoir-Rhyne rally and take a 27-26 lead into halftime. The game remained tight over the first 13 minutes of the second half but Trent Myers hit a 3-pointer to break open a 42-all tie, sparking a 24-13 run for UNC Asheville over the final seven minutes.

Hornsby and Atkinson combined for 13 points during the stretch.

Allan Jones came off the bench for 12 points for Lenoir-Rhyne, which counted the game as an exhibition.

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Scoreboard
Lenoir-Rhyne (0-1)272855
NC-Asheville (3-6) «264066

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Lenoir-Rhyne Bears
D. Dillingham, F283-130-05428
M. Terrell, F191-40-04042
M. Kunz, C224-91-25059
J. Perry, G372-101-17815
R. McClure, G353-82-221410
A. Jones206-120-040012
R. Noyes142-40-22134
J. Brown81-10-02102
A. Watkins60-10-01000
W. Perry50-10-00000
T. Beverly30-10-00000
T. Shuford31-10-00113
Totals 23-654-737162055
 35.4%57.1% 
UNC-Asheville Bulldogs
J. Atkinson, F335-82-682212
W. Weeks, F262-32-45116
J. Nwannunu, C203-60-23126
K. Hornsby, G378-131-254021
T. Meyer, G362-80-02625
M. Neely171-31-36023
D. Cunningham153-54-472210
S. Hughes61-11-22003
J. Roberts60-00-00010
C. Littlejohn40-10-00000
Totals 25-4811-2339161266
 52.1%47.8% 

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Liberty14-421-14173
Gardner-Webb11-719-14186
High Point9-915-16235
Radford8-1014-18227
Campbell7-1119-18247
Char. So.7-1112-19295
Longwood3-156-24343
Presbyterian1-175-25347
 
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