Junior guard Brandon Horne (Louisville, Ky./Male) recorded a double-double tonight (Wednesday, December 6, 2017) as he led the Thomas More College men’s basketball team to a 61-57 overtime win over Manchester University in a non-conference game at Stauffer-Wolfe Arena in North Manchester, Indiana.

With the win, the Saints improve to 5-3 and with the loss, the Spartans fall to 1-6.

The Saints shot 56.5 percent (13-of-23) from the field in the first half as it built a 29-23 lead at halftime. Thomas More took its biggest lead of the game at 49-39 with 5:43 to play in regulation when junior forward Ralph Stone (Shelbyville, Ky./Martha Layne Collins) made lay-up. Manchester responded with a 13-3 run to tie the game at 52-52 on a David Stinson three-pointer with 1:13 to play in the second quarter.

In overtime, Thomas More took control and led by as many as seven points and out-scored the Spartans 9-5 in the extra period to win the game 61-57.

Horne completed his double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Senior forward/center Simon Clifford (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) led the team in scoring with seven points, while junior guard Ryne Callahan (Morehead, Ky./Rowan County) added nine points and junior guard Damion King (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark) finished with eight points. King led the team in assists with seven, while he and Stone finished the game with seven rebounds each.

The Saints return to Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play on Saturday (December 9) when they host Chatham University at 13 p.m. at the Connor Convocation Center. The game will be broadcasted on the PAC Sports Network at www.pacstream.net.

Newspaper Box Score
Thomas More vs Manchester
12/6/17 7:00 PM at Stauffer-Wolf Arena
At Stauffer-Wolf Arena
THOMAS MORE 61, MANCHESTER 57
THOMAS MORE (5-3)
Simon Clifford 8-13 1-2 17; Brandon Horne 3-3 6-6 12; Ryne Callahan 3-10 1-2
9; Damion King 3-8 2-5 8; Austin Young 3-7 0-0 7; Ralph Stone 2-10 0-0 4;
Junior Stockwell 2-2 0-0 4; Max Knisley 0-1 0-0 0; Michael Griffin 0-1 0-0
0; Garren Bertsch 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-55 10-15 61.
MANCHESTER (1-6)
Adrian Johnson 8-14 0-0 18; Justin Lukens 5-11 0-0 12; Enis Becirevic 5-11
0-2 10; David Stinson 2-6 0-0 6; Cornell Hampton 2-9 1-2 5; Jalen Owens 1-3
0-0 3; Matthew Westman 1-1 0-0 3; Brody Kirby 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 24-59 1-4
57.
Thomas More………………. 29 23 9 – 61
Manchester……………….. 23 29 5 – 57
3-point goals–Thomas More 3-11 (Ryne Callahan 2-5; Austin Young 1-4; Damion
King 0-1; Simon Clifford 0-1), Manchester 8-21 (Adrian Johnson 2-4; David
Stinson 2-5; Justin Lukens 2-4; Jalen Owens 1-3; Matthew Westman 1-1; Brody
Kirby 0-3; Cornell Hampton 0-1). Fouled out–Thomas More-None,
Manchester-Adrian Johnson. Rebounds–Thomas More 36 (Brandon Horne 10),
Manchester 33 (Enis Becirevic 11). Assists–Thomas More 13 (Damion King 7),
Manchester 14 (Justin Lukens 4). Total fouls–Thomas More 11, Manchester 21.
Technical fouls–Thomas More-None, Manchester-None. A-179

Cory Blackson
Director of Athletic Communications and Compliance
Thomas More College

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