EMORY, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Men’s Basketball Team (1-0) got the 2019-20 season and the Ben Thompson era of coaching started with a 101-76 win over Keystone College (0-1) Saturday at home.

The Basics
FINAL SCORE
 – Emory & Henry 101, Keystone 76
LOCATION – Emory, Virginia
VENUE – Bob Johnson Court at the John Rutledge King Center
RECORDS – Emory & Henry (1-0, 0-0 ODAC); Keystone (0-1, 0-0 CSAC)

How It Happened
– The Giants opened up a 45-36 lead at the half as they took advantage of poor shooting by the Wasps.
– After the break, E&H’s offense caught fire in all aspects of the game, shooting 68.6 percent (24-for-35) from the floor and making 7-of-10 three-point attempts. Emory & Henry outscored Keystone by a 65-31 margin in the final 20 minutes on its way to the 101-76 victory.

Emory & Henry Individual Leaders
– Transfer sophomore guard Micah Banks (Simpsonville, S.C.) made a statement in his debut as he went for 21 points and eight rebounds, shooting 8-for-11 from the field.
– Transfer senior Robert Holliday, Jr. (Kansas City, Kan.) had a double-double with 18 points, 13 rebounds and five assists while senior guard Colin Molden (Apex, N.C.) notched 14 points and five assists.
– Sophomore guard Anthony Williams (Lynchburg, Va.) tacked on 12 points, five rebounds and two steals off the bench.

Keystone Individual Leaders
– Jeremy Jordan led the Giants with 17 points and seven rebounds while Ray Mills notched 16 points off the bench.
– Tone Cockrell registered 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals.

 A Deeper Look
– Emory & Henry shots 51.9 percent (40-for-77) from the field and hit 10 three-pointers while Keystone managed just a 28-for-75 (37.3%) performance on the game with four triples.
– The Wasps out-rebounded the Giants, 55-27, and led 22-12 on second-chance points.
– E&H had 21 assists on 40 made baskets while KC finished the game with just 10 assists.

Next Up
– Emory & Henry will be back in action next Friday when it visits Transylvania University at 5:00 p.m.

January 29, 2019 The Winston-Salem Wolves, a professional minor league franchise playing in the East Coast Basketball League for the 2019 season, have announced the addition of Kevin Beard to the coaching staff. Beard will join as an assistant coach for head coach David Solomon.

Kevin Beard played high school basketball at Northern Durham High School and was named 1st Team All-Conference as well as 1st Team All-Tournament. As a senior, he averaged 15 pts a game.

Beard attended Greensboro College and played under Sam Hanger from 1991-1995. He is the school’s 2nd all-time leading scorer, all-time leader in assists, steals, number 7 in rebounds and 2nd in all-time 3 point field goal percentage. He holds the single season steals and assists record.

Beard is the only Greensboro College basketball player to have over 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists for a career. He was 2 time First Team All-Conference and 2nd team once. He was a 2 time member of the All-Tournament Team and back to back Tournament MVP. His senior year he was 1st team All NABC. Kevin led Greensboro College to back to back Conference Championships in 94 and 95. He led the 95’ team to a 26-4 record, an Elite 8 berth and a #5 final NABC national ranking. He is a 2 time member of Greensboro College’s Athletic Hall of Fame as an individual and with the 93-94’ team. He was also invited to the Toronto Raptors Rookie Camp in 1995.

Beard’s international playing experience include travel teams that toured outside of the United States and he was one of the inaugural draftees for the Korean Basketball League in 1996.

The Winston-Salem Wolves are heading into their first season and will be playing their home games at the Childress Activities Center, a 2,000 seat facility on the campus of Forsyth Country Day School. For more information on the Winston-Salem Wolves, visit WSWolves.com.

Winston-Salem Wolves Sign Zalinor Banks

The Winston-Salem Wolves, a professional minor league franchise playing in the East Coast Basketball League for the 2019 season has announced the signing of Zalinor Banks, a 6’6”forward who played collegiately at Fayetteville State.

Banks has previous experience playing in the ECBL and is a Winston-Salem native, averaging 20+ points per game over the past two seasons. Banks is the fourth player signing announced by the Wolves leading into the 2019 season, which begins March 2, 2019.

The Winston-Salem Wolves are heading into their first season and will be playing their home games at the Childress Activities Center, a 2,000 seat facility on the campus of Forsyth Country Day School. For more information on the Winston-Salem Wolves, visit WSWolves.com.

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