November 23, 2018 / Trailblazers open tournament with win
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team
coasted to its eighth straight win to open the season on Friday night.
The No. 6 Trailblazers ran past Roane State in the opening night of
the Chris Morrison State Farm Thanksgiving Classic, 101-69.
VU led 49-27 at the break and extended its lead throughout the second half.
Keith Clemons paced a trio of Trailblazers with 20 points.
George Dixon added a career-high 19 and Lony Francis, Jr. finished
with 17 points.
“I thought our three sophomores did a nice job of leading us
tonight,” VU coach Todd Franklin said of his three top scorers.
Freshman Cardell McGee continued his stellar play as he finished in
double figures with 10 points, while Colton Sandage (8) and Kevin
Kangu (7) combined for 15 points.
VU (8-0) wraps up tournament play, on Saturday, by taking on Fort
Scott in the first game at 4pm (EST).
“I’m interested in seeing how the team responds to a quick
turnaround,” Franklin said.
NOTE: A complete box score was not immediately made available
following the game.
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