Lexington, Va.Montenia Nelson would score a career high 13 points to lead the Blue Hose but that wasn’t enough for PC to overcome four Keydets runs of 8-0 or better in the game as it fell 78-58 at VMI on Saturday afternoon.

Stat of the Game

The Keydets would shoot 53.0 percent from the field and 41.0 percent from three-point range as they made nine three pointers in the contest to six for the Blue Hose. VMI would have four separate runs of 8-0 or better over the course of the game.

Players of the Game

Nelson would lead the Blue Hose with 13 points on 6-8 shooting off the bench. 13 points, six made field goals, eight field goal attempts and 30 minutes played all set new career highs. Francois Lewis with 11 and Reggie Dillard with 10 also finished in double figures. Romeo Crouch added a career high two steals for the Blue Hose.

How it happened

The Keydets got off to an 8-0 start but the Blue Hose answered with a 10-2 run sparked by Armel TeTe and Reuben Arroyo. Nelson and Crouch then hit back to back three pointers and PC had it tied at 10-10.

VMI responded with their second run of 8-0 or better as it made it 20-10 before PC could end the run. The Blue Hose, trailing 23-12, would go on a 9-4 run to pull with six at 27-21 with 5:10 to play in the first half.

 VMI finished the half on a 14-6 run to make it 41-27 at the intermission.

PC kept clawing in the second half but could never get closer than seven at 48-41 following a Dillard basket. After that VMI went on a 7-2 run make it a 12-point game and PC never got within single digits the remainder of the game.

Notables

Nelson scored a career high 13 points on a career high six made baskets and eight attempts.

Nelson played a career high 30 minutes.

Nelson recorded a career high three rebounds.

Nelson tied his career high with one made three-pointer.

Crouch finished with two steals, a career high.

For the Record

PC moves to 1-3 on the season while VMI improves to 1-2.

Up Next

PC plays at Charlotte on Monday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.

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