The Bulldogs traveled across the river to Dayton last night to play at AAC foe, Bryan College. After a loss in the their first AAC match against Point University, the Bulldogs were hoping for a win.
Zamarius McClendon returned to start the second half, converting a three-point play and had a dunk among seven points in the first six minutes. Desmond Crisp had eight points and Shannon Smith two in the 17-6 run as TWC went in front, 60-47. Derek Triplett's trey gave the Bulldogs their biggest advantage, 72-54, with just over eight minutes to play. The Lions used a series of TWC turnovers to start chipping away and eventually climbed within five, 77-72, with three minutes remaining. McClendon created a three-point play that took the steam out of Bryan's comeback.
Desmond Crisp paced four Bulldogs in double figures with 20 points. Harper netted 19 points with two steals, three rebounds, an assist and a block. McClendon had 16 points, eight rebounds and Smith 13 points with three assists and seven rebounds. Triplett added nine points and a game-high 10 boards.
Tennessee Wesleyan plays host to Union College on Saturday at 4:00 pm. You can watch live at www.ihigh.com/twcbulldogs.