Florida Memorial University men’s basketball team (3-2, 2-0 TSC) rolled past Edward Waters College on Saturday afternoon at FMU Wellness Center.
Edward Waters got off to a spectacular start and was able to build a seven point lead by the middle of the first half, but Florida Memorial remained in the game in the early going with excellent success at the free throw line, going 3-4 from the stripe. The teams went into the locker room tied 35-35.
Coming out of the break, Florida Memorial opened the second half on a run and was able to extend its lead to 9, 51-42. Edward Waters came back with a 5-0 run to come within 3 points 51-48 with 8:24 to play. Florida Memorial made enough free throws down the stretch to hold off Edward Waters 68-63.
The team shot 36.4 percent from the field in the second half and 41.1 percent in the first half. The Lions also shot 27 percent from beyond the arc and 10-of-20 from the charity stripe. Florida Memorial out shot Edward Waters, registering 38.8 percent from the field while Edward Waters was 37.1 percent, and out-rebounding their opponent by a slim 46- 40 margin.
Jaelyn Johnson-Coston led the Lions with 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, while Aaron Bryant poured in 14 points, and grabbed 4 rebounds. Davon Williams contributed 13 points and Charlie Nedd-Araujo and Andre Braziel poured in 10 points each.
Florida Memorial University Lions will host St.Thomas University on Thursday, December 1, for an 8 p.m. tip-off.