Morris tops Barons at free-throw line

MOUNT VERNON - Morris College used a decisive advantage at the free-throw line to edge Brewton-Parker College 74-70 in a men's basketball game Thursday night at Sumter, S.C.

The Barons not only lost the game but also lost guard Ben McGlynn to a dislocated shoulder suffered 3:27 into the game, with Brewton-Parker leading 15-5.

Barons coach Steve Barker said McGlynn, who had a similar injury earlier in the season, would be out at least until the Barons return to action following the semester break Jan. 3.

Brewton-Parker (4-6) shot 8.0 percent better (47.3 percent) from the floor than did Morris, but the Hornets outscored Brewton-Parker 20-9 at the free-throw line.

"You can't go 9-for-20 at the line and expect to win," Barker said.

Morris led 46-33 at halftime, having already built a 13-1 free-throw scoring advantage.

Barons senior guard Gabe Bubon hit 5 of 8 shots from 3-point range, and 9-for-20 overall, in scoring a game-high 23 points for hit third straight 20-point outing.

"Gabe really played well. He is really shooting it well," Barker said.

Senior guard Derrick Hairston followed Bubon with 12 points and sophomore guard Tre Hill had 11, with each hitting three 3-pointers.

Junior post Hector Solano had a game-best seven rebounds for the Barons.

Morris guard Deldrick Swilley led the Hornets with 21 points.