The Bryan College men's basketball team traveled to Bristol, Va., to compete against the Cobras of Virginia Intermont College. The two teams were tied for third place in the conference entering the game. Down 4-2 in the first couple minutes of the game, the Lions went on a 20-5 to take control of the game. Bryan went into the locker room at the break leading 38-32. In the second half, the Lions built their lead up to as much as 22 points, 61-39 with 11:15 remaining. However, the Cobras slowly fought back into the game and cut the lead down to just one point with 45 seconds remaining. The Lions were fouled and missed both of their free throw attempts with just six seconds left on the clock. The Cobras were able to get a shot attempt off, but the Lions were able to hold on and win by a final score of 78-77.
The Lions shot 45.3% from the floor for the game, while the Cobras shot 42.6%. Bryan won the rebounding battle but lost the turnover battle.
Rob Riley led the Lions with a game high 23 points and a game high 10 rebounds. Derrick Walker finished with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Brandon Cole added 11 points and 8 rebounds. Tim Fortenberry recorded a game high 5 assists to go along with his 10 points. Rafael Tyler also had 10 points.
The Lions are now 11-12 overall and 7-4 in the AAC. They play again on Saturday in a conference game at home against Milligan College. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:00pm ET.