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Trailblazers nail 12 treys vs. cold-shooting OCC in 75-46 VU win

The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team knocked down 12 3-pointers - including three each by freshmen Jeremiah Bell and Theo Holloway - en route to a 75-46 victory over visiting Olney Central Saturday night at the VU P.E. Complex. The win improved the Trailblazers to 17-4 on the season as Bell led VU's balanced scoring attack with 13 points and Holloway scored 11. Sophomore Justin King finished with 10. Olney Central's Steven Davis had a game-high 18.

VU never trailed and led by as many as 35 with just over 4:00 to play. The Trailblazers got out to a 39-27 halftime lead and then held the visiting Blue Knights (8-11) to just 19 points (28 percent shooting overall; 23 percent from 3-point range) in the second half to stretch the lead. The hosts committed only 10 turnovers and posted a 37-29 rebounding advantage (nine boards by sophomore Makur Puou, eight by sophomore Darren Groves and seven by King) to go with the dozen treys.

On Wednesday, the Trailblazers will head to Wabash Valley in Mt. Carmel, IL, for an 8:30 p.m. ("Vincennes time") game, following the VU women and Wabash Valley at 6:30 p.m.

 

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