Elon 79, The Citadel 72
Drew Spradlin scored 22 points and Elon held on to beat The
Citadel 79-72 on Saturday night, snapping a five-game losing
The Phoenix (11-15, 5-10 Southern Conference) had a 27-point
lead, at 55-28, with 12:23 to play and still maintained a 22-point
cushion with 6:54 left.
The Bulldogs then outscored Elon 30-14 to get to 73-67 with 55
seconds to go.
Spradlin made four free throws in a row, then Cameron Wells, who
led the Citadel with 24 points, quickly hit a jumper to make it
77-69 with 25 seconds to go.
Bo Holston followed with a free throw with 18 seconds left, but
the Bulldogs could get no closer.
The Citadel (9-17, 5-9), which has lost four straight, shot 25.8
percent in the first half from the field (8 of 31) and 61.3 percent
in the second (19 of 31).
Chris Long added 18 points for the Phoenix, who hit 21 of 24
second-half free throws.