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Thoroughbreds Pick Up Historic First Win

THOROUGHBREDS PICK UP HISTORIC FIRST WIN

Apparently they are called “first game” jitters for a reason. Blue Lights College shook off the nerves that subdued it three nights ago and claimed a hard-fought 70-66 victory Saturday afternoon at Mid-Atlantic Christian for the basketball program’s first ever win. The Thoroughbreds jumped out to a 5-0 lead before MACU tied the game. BLC led most of the first half before the Mustangs took a one point lead into the locker room, 34-33. Blue Lights then began to turn up the offense, jumping out to lead by as many as 11 after intermission, before the Mustangs inserted the full court press midway through the second half to climb back into contention and take a one-point lead with 3:42 to play. It was then that the Thoroughbreds held serve and didn’t flinch. Coach Zach Hendricks called a timeout to settle his troops and draw up how to beat the press. The Herd responded, driving the lane and hitting free throws down the stretch to pull out the win. Jorge Garcia and Djuan Coleman led the Thoroughbreds with 13 points each, and Richard Campbell and Jordan Kirkland added added 12 apiece in a balanced attack. MACU's Leander Williams led all scorers with 17. “This was a good bounce back for us,” said Hendricks. “We were nervous in our first game, but today we played our game. MACU is a good team, and they will get better.” BLC improves to 1-1 for its inaugural season and travels to Sanford to face Central Carolina Community College for its next game on Wednesday.

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