Lon Morris Men Gain Shot At 5th Place At Nationals

A day after their heartbreaking loss in the second round of the NJCAA Division I basketball national tournament, the Lon Morris men bounced back to beat Three Rivers Community College 111-103 in three overtimes in a 5th place bracket semifinals game.  The Bearcats made 14 3-pointers in the game, including five from both James Legan and Troy Mathis.  Jerel Hastings led the way with 25 points, followed by Mathis with 23 and Michael Hall with 22.  The Bearcats will play for 5th place on Saturday at 2pm against the winner of Friday's Itawamba/Seminole State game.