Maryville College extended its home win streak to 21 games on Wednesday night, as the Scots defeated Brevard College, 80-69, on Randy Lambert Court.
MC crashed the boards, outrebounding the Tornados, 40-27. The Scots also tallied 19 of those 40 rebounds on the offensive side of the floor, creating havoc with 19 second-chance points to just four by Brevard.
Malcolm Walker recorded five offensive rebounds on the night to lead MC, as he finished with a perfect 6-of-6 shooting effort. He had 12 points and seven boards, as the sophomore forward helped the Orange and Garnet dominate the paint, 42-18. Walker was one of four Scots in double figures, as Dante Hoppa (14), Calvin Songster (14) and Emanuelle Garcia (13) led the way.
Maryville went to the half leading 45-34, while shooting 7-of-10 from beyond the 3-point line. The Scots shot 19-of-34 (55.9 percent) in the first half, while outscoring Brevard 12-0 on second-chance efforts.
MC held the Tornados to a 14-of-27 mark (51.9 percent) in the opening stanza.
The Scots overcame seven second-half treys – 13 for the game from Brevard – behind their rebounding. MC tallied 23 rebounds in the second half, while 11 of those ranked as offensive boards. They kept pace with a 41.2 percent effort from the field to earn the 11-point victory, 80-69.
Maryville (16-5) saw Hoppa finish the game with 15 points, five rebound, three assists and two steals, while Garcia added 13 points, three boards and a trio of steals.
Songster had 14 points and four assists behind his four treys, while Walker added his 12 points and seven rebounds. Emier Bowman had eight points, seven boards, four assists and a pair of blocks and steals, while Colt Nokes added six points. Kaleb Estes had five points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal, while Daquan Summers added five points. J.R. Sanders had three points and three rebounds to go with a team-leading five dishes.
The Scots shot 48.5 percent (33-of-68) from the floor, while connecting on 11 treys at a 45.8 percent clip.
Brevard (4-16) shot 25-of-52 (48.1 percent) from the field, while connecting on 54.2 percent (13-of-24) of their 3-point attempts.
JaMarquis Johnson had 15 points, three rebounds and an assist, while Levi Lamb added 15 points and six boards off the bench. Cannon Lamb had 10 points and four assists for the Tornados.
Maryville returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 10, as they travel to Berea College. The Scots look to hold their three-game USA South lead, as the game tips at 3 p.m.