Menchville 45, Warwick 44
A 23-point 4th quarter propelled Menchville to a one-point win over Warwick at the Hampton University Convocation Center on Thursday night in the Ronald Curry Christmas Classic. The Raiders (3-6, 1-5 PD) led 32-22 heading into the final stanza but were outscored by 11 in those last 8 minutes. Breven Lyons (15.8ppg) and Devon Asbury had 12 points apiece for the Raiders and Jelani Saunders chipped in 6. Doryan Soto scored 5 and Donnell Staton, LJ Carney, and Josh Butler had 3 each. Warwick shot 4 of 19 (3 of 8 in the first quarter, 1 of 11 in the second) in the first half and trailed 17-16 going into the locker room, but made 7 of 10 from the field in the 3rd quarter to open a 10-point lead. Menchville had the ball for what seemed like an eternity in the 4th quarter and held the Raiders to 12 points on 4 of 9 shooting. The Raiders shot 39.4% from the field and only 47.6% (10 of 21) from the free-throw line.
The Raiders' next game is Friday, 12/31, at 2:30pm at the Convocation Center against the loser of Northeastern of N.C. and W.T. Woodson.