After knocking off South Florida 63-53 this Monday, The Morgan State Bears come back home for their home opener against the Lincoln Lions. They started the game out with three triples beginning with starting point guard Martez Cameron, then freshman Lapri McCray Pace and capped off by the sophomore Stanley Davis.
As the score was stuck at 12-11 for several minutes. Preseason player of the year, Phillip Carr had a huge put back dunk after a miss by freshman Kyson Rawls that sparked some energy for the Bears.
Junior Tyler Streeter was terrific for the Bears off the bench providing an array of baskets in the paint for the Bears, even a tough pull up jumper for the foul and one. Sophomore Stanley Davis stepped up off the bench for the Bears as well with an aggressive offensive attack. Both players combined for 15 points at the half.
On the opposite side, TreVaughn Wilkerson was Lincoln’s offensive attack. At 6’7, the junior knocked down two three pointers and had some strong drives to the rim, he led the Lions at the half with nine points.
With two minutes left in the first half, both teams were still trading baskets very quickly trying to take the lead at halftime. The Lincoln Lions were the ones to finish the half off on top with a 32-30 lead over the Bears. Junior guard Tyler Streeter led the Bears at the half with eight points off the bench.
The Lincoln Lions came out of the half hot with a huge poster dunk by Jordan Camper. The Bears came out with fire as well. Martez Cameron picked up right where he left off after the first half with a pull up jumper and two shots at the free throw line and junior guard Antonio Gillespie knocked down a triple after just being yelled at by his head coach Todd Bozeman wanting him to “calm down”.
Tyler Streeter even picked up where he left off with a corner three to start the second half off for himself. After a few minutes starting the half, the Bears took a 46-38 lead over the Lions behind a lay in from Stanley Davis.
Cameron Campbell started a trend for the Lions trying to put them in a good position to get back into the game with four minutes left in the game. Unfortunately, the Bears were too much for them to handle especially the Bears star freshman Lapri Pace after he put on a major spin move for a bucket to put the Bears up 70-58 with just seconds remaining.
The Bears came out with a 72-60 win over the Lincoln Lions Thursday night. The Bears had four players to finish with double digits in the game but the preseason player of the year Phillip Carr had a double double with 12 points and 19 rebounds. TreVaughn Wilkerson finished with 12 points and Elijah Bush finished the game with 10 points and eight rebounds.