Chris Brown scored 11 points in the LeMoyne-Owen College Magicians' victory. (

The Magicians defeated the Fort Valley State Wildcats in basketball action, Saturday afternoon in Bruce Hall 71-46.

In the first half, the Magicians jumped out on the Wildcats 11-5 around the 15:00 mark. The Magicians controlled the entire half with constant pressure on the ball and trapping defense forcing the Wildcats into 12 turnovers and holding them to only 10-30 (33%) shooting from the field. The Magicians would lead by as much as 10 points in the half but around the 6 minute mark the Wildcats went on a run cutting the lead down to just four points.

From there, the Magicians would push the lead back to thirteen points ending the half winning 36-23. Nine LOC players scored two points or more with Teshawn Byrn  leading the way with seven and Chris Brown right behind him with six. Every LOC player played in the first half.

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