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College basketball: Livingstone men get road victory at Morris

Blue Bears win at Morris

Wayne Hinshaw file/for the Salisbury Post …
Livingstone’s Malik Smith, right, drives to the basket during last Saturday’s game against Virginia State. Smith scored 12 points in Thursday night’s 90-67 victory over Morris in Sumter, S.C.

Staff report

SUMTER, S.C. — Livingstone’s men’s basketball team breezed to a 90-67 victory at Morris on Thursday.

The Blue Bears (9-6) got 13 points from Jalen Fykes. Mallik Smith had 12 points and nine rebounds. Martel Handley scored 10.

Livingstone played 17 men in its final non-conference outing of the season. Fourteen different Blue Bears scored against the NAIA opponent.

Livingstone led 20-19 with eight minutes left in the first half, but took control with a 13-1 run. The Blue Bears led at the break, 39-29.

Livingstone shot very well — 56.7 percent for the game and 62.2 percent in the second half.

The Blue Bears also had a big advantage on the glass, out-boarding the Hornets by a 43-20 margin.

Livingstone had a 26-4 edge on fast-break points and got 52 points from its bench.

Frederick Brown, a 6-foot-6 center, led Morris with 20 points.

Livingstone has won three of its last four.

Livingstone is home against Claflin, a new CIAA member, at New Trent Gym on Saturday. It’s Overton Elementary School Day.

The men’s game will start at about 4 p.m., following the 2 p.m. women’s game.

LIVINGSTONE (90) — Fykes 13, Smith 12, Handley 10, Ray 9, L. Elmore 7, Tate 7, Harris 7, N. Elmore 6, Lewis 5, Dupree 5, Carpenter 4, Evans 2, Livingston 2, Grant 1, Parker, McNeill, Dawson.

MORRIS (67) — Brown 20, Jones 13, Knox 11, Littles 10, Phillips 6, Toney 3, Moss 2, Peoples 2.

Livingstone    39   51    — 90

Morris            29   38   — 67






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