Daytona Beach, Fla. – The 21st-ranked Lynn University men's basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season last Saturday, going on the road Wednesday night and holding off the Embry-Riddle Eagles for a 78-74 Sunshine State Conference win. Michael Baez, Jamal Palmer and Brandon Bornelus combined to score 64 of the team's 78 points.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: #21 Lynn 78, ERAU 74
Records: Lynn (12-1, 5-1 SSC), ERAU (8-10, 1-6 SSC)
Location: ICI Center | Daytona Beach, Fla.
Series History: Lynn leads 6-3
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Palmer, fresh off scoring his 1,000th career point last Saturday at Florida Southern, led all scorers in the game with 23 points. He went 5-of-10 from beyond the arc, matching his career-high for 3-pointers made in a game. Palmer rounded out a strong night with eight rebounds, four assists and a steal.
- Baez was absolutely locked in from the free-throw line, making 12 of his 13 attempts at the stripe – both career-highs. He added two triples on three tries for 22 points while adding four boards, a block, a steal and a career-high seven assists.
- Bornelus was hyper-efficient from long range, knocking down 5-of-7 three-pointers en route to 19 points. He chipped in two helpers and two rebounds.
- Daniel Cooper led the Fighting Knights on the glass with nine rebounds while setting a career-high in assists (5).
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- The Fighting Knights shot season-bests from beyond the arc (52.2%) and at the free-throw line (93.3%). Lynn went 14-of-15 at the charity stripe as a team.
- Baez made and attempted all but two of Lynn's free throws on the night. Darius Moore went 2-for-2 at the line.
- Palmer, Baez, and Bornelus combined to score 82% of their team's points.
- Palmer, Baez and Bornelus made all 12 of Lynn's 3-pointers in the game. Moore (3) was the only other Fighting Knight to attempt a shot from beyond the arc.
- Cooper played 30 out of a possible 40 minutes without attempting a shot from the field or at the free-throw line.
- After not seeing the floor the last two games, Hunter Parrish logged 11 minutes tonight – his second-highest minutes-played output this season. He sunk his only attempt from the field and recorded a block.
- Lynn committed a season-low-tying 13 fouls.
The Fighting Knights return home this Saturday, Jan. 12, for a 4 p.m. league contest against Florida Tech.