Phoenix finish preseason with 85-61 win over Greensboro College

Tonight’s Men’s Basketball starting lineups are as follows:

For the Pride of Greensboro College:
Guard, R.J. Smith, Sr.
Guard, Pernell Davis, Jr.
Guard, Adam Powell, Jr.
Forward, Walter Brady, Sr.
Center, Lewis Owenby, Jr.

For the Elon Phoenix:
Guard, Drew Spradlin, So.
Guard, Devan Carter, Sr.
Guard, Chris Long, Jr.
Forward, Adam Constantine, Sr.
Forward, T.J. Douglas, Sr.

7:05 PM Tipoff won by the Pride

With 15:22 to play in the first half Elon leads Greensboro College 5-2. All five of the Phoenix points have been scored by Sophomore Guard, Drew Spradlin. The first field goal of the game, scored by Greensboro College’s Adam Powell, came at 18:15.

With 11:45 to play in the first half Elon leads Greensboro College 10-7. Phoenix are playing a very physical game, going after every rebound and loose ball. For the Phoenix, Adam Constantine and Devan Carter have two fouls each and for the Pride, Lewis Owenby has two fouls. Point leaders, for the Phoenix, Drew Spradlin with 5 and for the Pride, Walter Brady with 3.

With 7:51 to play in the first half Elon leads Greensboro College 23-14. The Phoenix have begun to heat up from beyond the arc. Drew Spradlin has two, 3-point field goals and 10 points on the game. Chris Long also has two, 3-point field goals giving him 6 points on the night. The Phoenix have racked up 8 team fouls to the Pride’s 6.

With 3:58 to play in the first half Elon leads Greensboro College 31-16. A very physical game is being played with both teams reaching 8 team fouls with over 6:00 to play. Drew Spradlin leads the Phoenix with 12 points and two Pride players are tied with a team high 4 points.

At the half Elon leads Greensboro College 37-22. Both teams played a very physical first half, reaching 10 team fouls each with 3:00 to play. Statistically, both teams had a very even first half with the Phoenix shooting 38% from the field and Greensboro College shooting 31%. The Phoenix, led by Adam Constantine’s 6, out rebounded the Pride 25 to 20, however Greensboro College’s Walter Brady led all rebounders with 9. The Phoenix have two double-digit scorers with Drew Spradlin scoring a game high 15 and Chris Long scoring 10. The Pride’s leading scorer was Adam Powell with 8. The Phoenix have taken 19 three-point attempts making only 5. The Pride have only taken 4 three-point attempts making 1. Both teams have 4 players with 2 personal fouls each. Greensboro College’s Chakiris Moss is the only player with 3 fouls. Despite all the fouls, neither team is shooting well from the free throw line with the Phoenix shooting 62% and the Pride shooting 50%.

Beginning of the Second Half: Phoenix Start With Possession.

With 15:59 to play in the second half Elon leads Greensboro College 48-24. So far this half Elon has held the Pride to 2 points. Three-pointers from Chris Long and T.J. Douglas along with 5 Adam Constantine rebounds have given the Phoenix their largest lead of the game. Adam Constantine was also charged with his third foul less then 30 seconds into the half. For the Pride, R.J. Smith has three fouls and Pernell Davis has already racked up his fourth.

With 11:20 to play in the second half Elon leads Greensboro College 59-36. Adam Constintane energized the crowd with two dunks highlighting a strong back and forth exchange by the Pride and Phoenix. Devan Carter added his first three-pointer of the game and Josh Bonney was charged with his third personal foul.

With 7:21 to play in the second half Elon leads Greensboro College 70-49. Fouls highlight this recent stretch as Adam Constantine was charged with his fourth personal foul around the 10:00 mark and the Pride hit seven team fouls at 8:54. Throughout, Elon has been able to maintain a twenty point lead with good shooting from Chris Long and Devan Carter.

With 3:02 to play in the game Elon leads Greensboro College 75-57. Adam Powell is currently the only double-digit scoring Pride player with 12 points. For the Phoenix, Drew Spradlin leads all scorers with 19. Chris Long is next with 14.

FINAL SCORE: Elon Phoenix 85 Greensboro College Pride 61

Statistical Leaders:

Elon: Drew Spradlin 19 Points, Adam Constantine 12 Rebounds, Josh Bonney 5 Assists

Greensboro College: Adam Powell 12 Points, Walter Brady 12 Rebounds, R.J. Smith and Pernell Davis 4 Assists

Elon finished the night shooting 44% from the field, 30% from beyond the arc and 74% from the free throw line.

Greensboro College finished the night shooting 43% from the field, 23% from beyond the arc and 50% from the line.

The Phoenix will take the court again on Saturday, November 14, at 8:00 PM at Lipscomb for the regular season opener.

Contact Information:
Brian Dudiak
WSOE Sports


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