Wed. Jul 17th, 2024

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – West Chester University men’s basketball beat Lincoln University 113-91 on Saturday night in the final game of the Messikomer Tip-Off Tournament at Hollinger Field House.

The Golden Rams (2-0) last reached the 113-point mark during the 1988-89 season in a 116-93 victory over Mansfield University. WCU made 17-of-30 three-pointers against the Lions (0-2) on Saturday, the team’s most in a game since at least the 2011-12 season.

West Chester senior guard Malik Jackson (Lansdowne, Pa. / Penn Wood) led the team with 31 points in 25 minutes played on 9-of-13 shooing from the field and 7-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc. Jackson has scored 30-plus points five times in his college basketball career.

The Golden Rams put their foot on the gas early, jumping out to a 26-8 lead in the first 6:20 behind 14 points from Jackson. West Chester never slowed down and took a 64-39 lead into the half.

WCU’s Robbie Heath (Whittlesea, Australia / Abington) continued the hot start to his freshman season, scoring 20 points for the second game in a row. He had a team-high six assists and also led the team in rebounds for the second straight game with six.

West Chester junior guard Antoine Lewis (New Rochelle, N.Y. / New Rochelle) went 4-of-5 from three-point range to chip in with 14 points.

The Golden Rams continue their non-conference slate of games to begin the season with two more home contests on November 18 at 6 p.m. against Holy Family University and November 20 at 7 p.m. against Goldey-Beacom College.

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