LOUISBURG -- The visiting Louisburg College men's basketball team captured its first road victory of the 2018-19 season on November 17, besting Region XX power, College of Southern Maryland, 107-101 in a non-region contest.
The Hurricanes (4-2) got off to a quick start, leading at one point 11-2, but College of Southern Maryland fought to tie the game 20-20 by the 12-minute mark in the first half.
Through early foul trouble the Hurricanes emptied the bench, played every player who was dressed in the first 20 minutes and were able to go into the locker room up 53-43.
"We need all 12 guys," says head coach Neil Dixon, "In particular, Todd Smith has been really good for us. We're asking him to do a lot. Because of injuries he's had to play the point for us, and he's getting better every game."
College of Southern Maryland men's basketball is coming off two consecutive Region XX tournament titles and national tournament appearances.
CMS showed similar perseverance in this game, starting the second half on a 11-5 run, slowing the Hurricanes' offensive tempo.
Eventually, however, the Hurricanes' willed themselves to victory with six offensive rebounds for both Aaron Simmons and Andrew Abrom. Raekwon Dean added 4.
Leading scorers for the Hurricanes were Andrew Abrom with 27 -- 25 of which came in the second half.
Dean and Todd Smith came throught with 20 points apiece.
LC WOMEN: The Lady Canes were firing on all cylinders on Nov. 17 when they traveled to Johnston Community College in Smithfield, winning by a whopping 114-45 margin.
Louisburg jumped out to a quick lead with the first quarter finishing with a score of 27-13.
The Lady Canes opened up a wide lead in the second quarter outscoring their opponents by 40 points. Johnston fought back in the third quarter cutting the deficit by six points but the Canes surged further ahead in the fourth adding another 21 to their lead.
The Canes had seven players in double figures including four players who came off the bench.
Ariyanna Brown and Harmony Davidson led with 20 points each.
Dasia Gillard and Monique Jones scored 17 and 16 respectively while Rachel Flippen, Nadia Davidson, and Sydni Duncan each added 10 for the Lady Canes.
NEXT UP: The Louisburg College women's basketball squad will return to action this Saturday on the road against the University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie.
The Lady Hurricanes will return home to tangle with Bryant and Stratton next Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Taylor Center on the LC campus.
The Louisburg College men will be at Guilford Tech this Saturday. LC's next home event will be next Thursday against Fayetteville Tech.