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Point Holds on for 101-98 Win over Truett McConnell; Leads Last 28:31

(Buford, GA), who averages 8.1 points and leads the team with 96 assists and 53 steals in 24 games, contributed eight points, 2 three-pointers, four rebounds, five assists and five steals. Starting forward Chuka Okeke (College Park, GA), who averages 5.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game, finished with eight points and three rebounds.

Five Truett-McConnell players scored 10 or more points with Campbell leading all scorers with 25 and 5 three-pointers and reserve forward Darius Thrower making all five of his three-point attempts and totaling 20 points. White totaled 13 points, five rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists, and starting guard Christian Davis added 10 points, 10 rebounds, 2 three-pointers, eight assists and two steals. Forward Mario Westbrooks finished with 10 points and three assists.

Point made 34-of-69 field goals (.493), 15-of-29 threepointers (.517) and 18-of-27 free throws (.667), committed 16 turnovers and stole the ball 17 times. Truett-McConnell made 34-of-66 shots (.515), 13of 31 three-pointers (.419) and 17-of-24 free throws (.708) and out-rebounded Point by a 43-33 margin. The Bears also committed 25 turnovers and stole the ball from Point seven times.

NEXT GAMES AND STANDINGS: The Skyhawks, coached by Darryl Slack, closes out the week with an AAC road game at Milligan College (1012; 8-7 AAC), which is tied for sixth place with Reinhardt (13-11; 8-7 AAC) on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m. Milligan won a close 81-79 decision at Point, Dec. 9.

First-place Union (168; 13-4 AAC), which ranks 16th in the NAIA Division II Coaches’ Poll, beat ninth-place Tennessee Wesleyan, 78-49, and holds first place in the AAC by one game over Allen (185; 12-5 AAC), which was idle Thursday. Fifth-place Montreat (18-7; 9-7 AAC) won a 103-65 non-AAC game atToccoa Falls. Milligan also was idle, but Reinhardt lost 80-75 to fourth-place Bryan College (15-9; 9-6 AAC) and fell into a sixth-place tie with the Buffaloes. Thirdplace Bluefield (13-8; 9-5 AAC) beat 10th-place St. Andrews (3-15; 3-13 AAC), 82-75.