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Greenville high flying offense is too much for Westminster men’s basketball

by Robby Campbell | January 19, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.

The Westminster College men's basketball team hosted the Greenville University Panthers on Wednesday night in Fulton. The Panthers got out to a 14-0 lead and ran away with it, winning the game 109-84. The Blue Jays fall to 1-4 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and 2-14 overall on the season. The Panthers pick up their first conference win and improve to 1-4 in the SLIAC and 2-14 overall.

Greenville established its unique style of play from the opening tip, hitting a 3 to start the game, and held the Blue Jays scoreless for the first four minutes of the game, taking a 14-0 lead. They extended that lead out to 23-7 with 12:04 left in the half. The Blue Jays tried to get back into it by getting to the foul line late in the half and made it 57-40 at halftime after a Coby Williams 3 at the buzzer to end the half.

The Blue Jays kept the momentum going scoring the first five points of the second half and getting within 12 points at 57-45. The Panthers went on a run of their own and got the lead back up by over 20 points. Greenville went on to win the game 109-84.

Tre Kempker had a team-high 16 points and nine rebounds. Jaxon Althaus had 13 points in the game to go along with five rebounds and four assists. Caleb Massen had 15 points and six rebounds off the bench.

The Blue Jays will be back in action Saturday when they take on Spalding University. That game will tip off at 2 p.m. central time.

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