EMU Men Handled By Marlins In Virginia Beach

The four assists for Khalil Davis (left) were the most for him since early December. (photo by Scott Eyre)
The four assists for Khalil Davis (left) were the most for him since early December. (photo by Scott Eyre)

EMU's basketball men fell in an early hole and never recovered in a 95-68 loss at Virginia Wesleyan Wednesday night.

The Royals fall to 9-11 with the loss and 3-8 in the ODAC. They will try to rebound at home on Saturday when they host Lynchburg College in a White Out Game in Yoder Arena. Tip-off is at 3:00pm.

VWC's Khory Moore lived up to his status as the ODAC's leading scorer, hitting three triples in the game's first 3:04, spurring the Marlins (14-6/7-4 ODAC) to a 13-0 lead.

RaShawn Latimer (Warrenton, Va./Kettle Run) led a 12-0 run for Eastern Mennonite, hitting a pair of threes, but the men would get no closer than 25-16.

Led by Moore scoring 20, Virginia Wesleyan led 49-31 at halftime. The guard hit all seven of his shots in the half, including six treys, and coasted to a game-high 25 points.

For the game, the Marlins held a modest shooting edge at 46% to 42%. The Runnin Royals committed 20 turnovers for a -7 margin, and were undone by a 31-9 points off turnovers deficit.

Latimer was EMU's most potent weapon, scoring 19 points with a couple of steals. Xavier McCants (Olney, Md./Sherwood) added seven points and five rebounds off the bench. Isaiah Harris-Winn (Frederick, Md./St. Maria Goretti) had eight rebounds and three assists. Khalil Davis (Harrisonburg, Va./Spotswood) handed out a team-best four assists.