BU BASKETBALL | Bellarmine Never Trails En Route to Win over Lewis University

01/19/2017 10:45 PM

The #15 Bellarmine Knights (15-3, 7-1) scored the first 17 points of the game and never looked back in their Thursday night win over Lewis University (11-7, 6-2).

The fast start gave the Knights a big 47-15 lead at halftime. From there, it was cruise control in the second half, with BU ultimately winning 87-53.

It’s the second straight GLVC victory for the Knights.

Adam Eberhard led the way for the Knights with 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting. Eberhard also hauled in six rebounds.

Joining Eberhard in double-digits for BU was Rusty Troutman. Troutman scored 12 points in Thursday’s contest.

Tyler Jenkins and Al Davis each were close to double-figures. Both players finished with nine points each. In fact, Davis almost had a double-double as he finished the game with eight rebounds as well.

Twelve Bellarmine players scored in the match-up.

As a team, the Knights shot 29-of-54 (53.7%) from the field, including 12-of-23 (52.2%) from behind-the-arc.

Up next for Bellarmine are the #22 University of Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers, who fell to #9 Southern Indiana 76-72 on Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 3:15 p.m. ET on Saturday inside Knights Hall.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News and anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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