Men's basketball wins big in home opener

Men's basketball wins big in home opener

Lynchburg, Va. -- Hornet fans...meet Cam Savage.

University of Lynchburg junior Cam Savage led the Hornets to an 83-66 win over Christopher Newport Sunday afternoon in Lynchburg's first home game of the year. He scored a career-high 20 points with four assists.

Tharon Suggs opened the game with a 3-pointer from the corner, giving the Hornets a lead the never relinquished. 

Suggs' shot began an 18-4 run for the Hornets, lasting 6:07. Suggs added six points during the run while Savage and T.C. Thacker both contributed four points. 

Halfway through the first period, Lynchburg led 22-8. The Hornets are outscoring opponents 74-20 during the first ten minutes of each game this season. 

At halftime, the Hornets held a 15-point lead over the Captains. Christopher Newport shot 8-30 (26.7%) from the floor in the first half and only made one 3-point shot. 

Thacker and Savage owned the opening five minutes of the second half. Thacker scored six points in the early-going out of halftime and Savage added five more, putting Lynchburg up 52-34 with 15:19 remaining. 

Thacker ignited another scoring run for the Hornets, scoring 10-straight points. The graduate student from Madison Heights, Va. started his hot streak with a dunk, then added six free throws and a layup. During his scoring run, Thacker took a pass from Savage strong to the rim and finished the layup through contact. He converted the three-point play and put Lynchburg up by 20 with 7:58 to play. Justin Elkin helped keep Thacker's run alive by pinning a shot from the Captains against the glass for one of Lynchburg's four blocks. 

With five minutes to go, Isräel Lockamy snagged an offensive rebound and put it back up for two. On the next possession, Trey Pittman set up Lockamy for a three. Pittman made two 3-pointers of his own during the game. As a team, the Hornets shot 42.1% (8-19) from deep and 28-61 (45.9%) from the floor. 

Elijah Davis put the finishing touches on Lynchburg's big 83-66 win, sinking a layup with 14 seconds left and scoring his first-career points. 

Savage, playing his first game in front of a Lynchburg crowd, ended with 20 points, four assists, and two rebounds. Thacker also scored 20 points, marking the first time Lynchburg featured two 20-point scorers since Feb. 28, 2020 when Thacker had 26 and Chance Greene '20 scored 24. 

The Hornets also grabbed six steals and only turned the ball over nine times; the least amount of turnovers since Jan. 22, 2020 when they had seven. 

Carrington Young and Trey Pittman both secured seven rebounds as Lynchburg won the battle on the boards.

Lynchburg is now 5-5 against Christopher Newport and will travel to Newport News, Va. on Dec. 12 for a rematch with the Captains. 

The Hornets (2-1) will take on N.C. Wesleyan after Thanksgiving on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m.

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--LYN--

 

Wed Dec 08
7:00 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Dec 11
2:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Dec 11
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Salisbury
Sun Dec 12
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at No. 14 Chris. Newport
Mon Dec 13
12:00 PM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 15
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at William Peace
Wed Dec 29
5:30 PM
Muskingum
vs. Lynchburg
@ College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio E. M. "Mose" Hole/Wooster Kiwanis Classic
Wed Dec 29
7:00 PM
Chris. Newport
vs. Lynchburg
@ Roanoke College, Salem, Va. Susan Dunagan Holiday Classic
Thu Dec 30
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. TBD
@ College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio E. M. "Mose" Hole/Wooster Kiwanis Classic
Thu Dec 30
7:00 PM
Elizabethtown
vs. Lynchburg
@ Roanoke College, Salem, Va. Susan Dunagan Holiday Classic
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Sun Nov 14
Final
83 Lynchburg
70 at Methodist
Fri Nov 19
Final
65 Lynchburg
68 at Mary Washington
Sun Nov 21
Final
66 Chris. Newport
83 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Nov 27
Final
51 N.C. Wesleyan
79 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 01
Final
82 Lynchburg
69 at Washington and Lee
Sat Dec 04
Final
74 Bridgewater (Va.)
91 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Dec 11
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Salisbury
Sun Dec 12
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at No. 14 Chris. Newport
Wed Dec 15
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at William Peace
Wed Dec 29
5:30 PM
Muskingum
vs. Lynchburg
@ College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio E. M. "Mose" Hole/Wooster Kiwanis Classic
Thu Dec 30
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. TBD
@ College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio E. M. "Mose" Hole/Wooster Kiwanis Classic
Wed Jan 05
5:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Jan 08
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Jan 12
2:00 PM
Ferrum
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 15
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Wed Jan 19
7:30 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Basketball Campers Night
Sat Jan 22
2:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Alumni Day
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Fri Nov 05
Final
48 Averett
77 vs. Lynchburg
Mon Nov 08
Final
57 Lynchburg
66 at Mary Washington
Fri Nov 12
Final
59 William Peace
76 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 16
Final
63 Lynchburg
61 at N.C. Wesleyan
Wed Dec 01
Final
65 Ferrum
87 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Dec 04
Final
61 Lynchburg
73 at Randolph-Macon
Wed Dec 08
7:00 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Dec 11
2:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Mon Dec 13
12:00 PM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 29
7:00 PM
Chris. Newport
vs. Lynchburg
@ Roanoke College, Salem, Va. Susan Dunagan Holiday Classic
Thu Dec 30
7:00 PM
Elizabethtown
vs. Lynchburg
@ Roanoke College, Salem, Va. Susan Dunagan Holiday Classic
Wed Jan 05
7:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Jan 08
4:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Jan 12
5:00 PM
Hollins
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 15
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Wed Jan 19
5:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 22
4:30 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
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Wed Oct 20
Final
2 Lynchburg
1 at Randolph
Sat Oct 23
Final
2 Lynchburg
0 at Hampden-Sydney
Tue Oct 26
Final
1 Bridgewater (Va.)
6 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 30
Final
0 Shenandoah
4 vs. Lynchburg
Game 3 - ODAC Quarterfinals
Wed Nov 03
Final
0 Va. Wesleyan
3 vs. Lynchburg
Game 6 - ODAC Semifinals
Sat Nov 06
Final - 2OT
0 Randolph
1 vs. Lynchburg
Game 7 - ODAC Championship
Sat Nov 13
Final - OT
2 Hanover
1 vs. Lynchburg
@ Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. NCAA Tournament -- First Round
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Wed Oct 20
Final
1 No. 25 Lynchburg
0 at East. Mennonite
Sat Oct 23
Final
1 Bridgewater (Va.)
0 vs. No. 25 Lynchburg
CODE RED Match | Senior Day
Wed Oct 27
Final
11 Lynchburg
0 at Hollins
Sat Oct 30
Final
1 Lynchburg
5 at No. 4 Chris. Newport
Tue Nov 02
Final - 2OT
0 Guilford
1 vs. Lynchburg
Game 4 - ODAC Quarterfinals
Fri Nov 05
Final
4 Lynchburg
0 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Game 6 - ODAC Semifinals
Sun Nov 07
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 at Va. Wesleyan
Game 7 - ODAC Championship
Sat Nov 13
Final
2 Lynchburg
3 vs. Middlebury
@ Dallas NCAA Tournament -- First Round
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