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Thomas More Downs Rival Mount St. Joseph, 78-47, in Bridge Shootout

Thomas More Downs Rival Mount St. Joseph, 78-47, in Bridge Shootout

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The Thomas More University men's basketball team defeated across-the-river rival Mount St. Joseph University, 78-47, today (Saturday, December 22, 2018) in the 2018 Bridge Shootout at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.  The Saints improve to 7-7 and the Lions fall to 3-8.

  • Thomas More shot 57.1 percent (16-of-28) from the field in the opening half.
  • The Saints led 37-19 at halftime.
  • TMU out-rebounded MSJ 37-19 in the half.
  • Senior guard Damion King (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark) led the team in scoring with 12 points in the half.
  • Senior guard Ryne Callahan (Morehead, Ky./Rowan County) added 10 points.
  • Senior guard Ralph Stone (Shelbyville, Ky./Martha Layne Collins) pulled down 10 rebounds.

  • Thomas More out-scored Mount St. Joseph, 41-28, in the second half to cruise to the 47-47 victory.
  • The Saints shot 57.1 percent from the field (16-of-28)
  • 16 Saints played in the half and nine scored.
  • King led the team in scoring in the half with nine points.

  • Thomas More out-scored MSJ 44-22 in the paint, 27-9 off turnovers, 12-4 on second chance points and 12-0 on fast break points.
  • King was named the Jimmy John's Player of the Game as he led all scorers with 21 points.
  • Callahan finished the game with 14 points and three steals.
  • Senior guard Brandon Horne (Louisville, Ky./Male) also finished with 14 points.
  • Stone had 13 rebounds to lead the Saints on the glass.
  • Prior to the game Callahan was honored for scoring his 1,000th point at Thomas More on December 19.

  • Thomas More returns to the hardwood December 28 and 29 when it competes at the University of Mount Union Holiday Classic in Alliance, Ohio.
  • The Saints play Adrian College on December 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Trine University at 1 p.m. on December 29.