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BLC Starts Strong, Fades to #3 Central Penn

BLC STARTS STRONG, FADES TO #3 CENTRAL PENN

Shorthanded Blue Lights College gave third-ranked Central Penn all it wanted for the first twelve minutes Monday night before fatigue and fouls took their toll and gave the Knights their 10th consecutive win, 101-61 in Elizabeth City, NC. The Thoroughbreds (5-15) stuck to their game plan in controlling the tempo, keeping the game within reach of the high-powered squad from the USCAA. After falling behind 19-13 with 10:40 to play in the first half, the Herd pulled within two, 22-20 at the 7:55 mark. Central Penn (17-9) then called a timeout, Herd forward Mike Maxwell picked up his third foul, and guard Dominique Hunter went out for the remainder of the half with a bruised knee. The Knights then took over, ending the half on one of their patented runs, this one 31-3, to put the game out of reach at intermission, 53-23. "We showed we could play with them until Dom got hurt and Mike got in foul trouble," said BLC coach Zach Hendricks. Only suiting up seven players, every Thoroughbred played and scored, led by Jorge Garcia's 22 points. Hunter added 17 and Djuan Coleman poured in 11. Central's John Blanc led the Knights with 20 points, all but two coming after the break. BLC has only two games remaining in its inaugural season. The Herd returns to Elizabeth City this Friday to face Mid-Atlantic Christian, then rounds out the campaign with a home contest Saturday afternoon against SC FAM.

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