Drury drubs Lewis in Flyers’ GLVC opener
From Submitted Reports January 4, 2013 10:52AM
Updated: January 4, 2013 11:00AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The No. 14 Drury Panthers used a 21-9 run to open the second half and shot 63.3 percent (31-for-49) from the field to cruise to an 84-59 Great Lakes Valley Conference victory over Lewis on Thursday night.
Drury senior guard Brandon Lockhart led the charge during that stretch as he scored 13 of his 17 points. Panther forward Ian Carter added a game-high 19 points, followed by 14 points and seven assists from senior guard Alex Hall and 13 points from Cameron Adams.
Entering the contest, Lewis (6-3, 0-1) had held its last four opponents to under 40.0 percent shooting.
“Drury is a really talented and tough team with a lot of good players,” Lewis coach Scott Trost said. “I thought we played well in the first half tonight, but in the second half, we didn’t come out with enough urgency and intensity and (Drury) took it to us.
“We just have to keep working.”
Drury (8-2, 2-0) put an end to Lewis’ five-game winning streak.
Lewis freshman forward Kyle Nelson was 5-for-5 from the field and finished with a team-best 13 points and six rebounds. Junior guard Nick Valla knocked down three treys to finish with 11 points.
Lewis’ leading scorers Ryan Jackson and Jeff Jarosz, who combine to average 29.2 points per game, combined to shoot 1-for-9 from the floor and finish with five points.
Lewis returns to action on Saturday as the Flyers head to Rolla, Mo. to square off with Missouri S&T for a 3 p.m. tip-off.