Freshman forward Eric Williams scored 16 points and collected a game-high 18 rebounds while fellow frosh Jeremiah Baker poured in 20 points to push Blue Lights College past powerful Combine Academy 78-71 Friday night in Lincolnton. Kenny Anderson added 13 points along with Chris Koger's 11. The win pushed the Thoroughbreds' record to 6-6 on the year as they prepare to entertain in-attendance fans at home for the first time this season on Tuesday when they host Bryant & Stratton. The game is set to tip off at 6:00 pm at Hope Community Church Apex. Tickets will be available at the door for $5.00 for adults and children under 10 admitted free....


Three strong performances last week have propelled freshman center Chris Koger into the NSAC Player of the Week Award! Koger led all scorers with 27 points in a tight back-and-forth battle with Appalachian Bible College at the NIT on January 20 in Jacksonville, Florida. Then last Tuesday against University Prep, Chris contributed 18 points and numerous blocks, several of them on taller opponents. He finished out the week with a double-double performance, scoring 23 points and collecting 12 rebounds along with three assists and two clocks at Bryant & Stratton. Congratulations to Chris Koger, the latest NSAC Player of the Week!...


Jeremiah Baker chalked up a season-high 24 points Tuesday night as Blue Lights College overpowered visiting University Prep 89-80 in Apex. The Apex native turned up his game in the second half scoring 17 of his points after intermission, often needling through the defense for a layup, effectively putting the game out of reach. After opening with a 15-7 run, UPrep closed the margin to three at 20-17 with 11:42 remaining in the half. But a 14-7 outburst by BLC (5-5) extended the lead back out to ten and the game was never really in doubt after that. Kenny Anderson found his shooting touch to add 19 points, Chris Koger added 18 and several blocks, and Eric Williams contributed 13. Teriq Rouse led University with 18. BLC's next game is Saturday at 5:00 pm against Bryant & Stratton in Norfolk, Virginia....


Blue Lights College fell behind early to an inspired battalion of Warriors from Appalachian Bible College on Saturday and dropped a hard-fought 78-74 decision in the fifth-place game of the Bible College National Invitational Tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. BLC (4-5) trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half. As has been the case all season, the Thoroughbreds then rallied to take their first lead at 63-62 with 5:21 left. They increased the margin to as many as five before ABC (2-8) charged back to reclaim the lead and hold on for the final score. Appalachian took Blue Lights to overtime just five nights prior before the Herd prevailed 102-99. Saturday's game was the first loss to ABC in the nine-game series between the two schools. Freshman Chris Koger led all scorers with 27 points. The Thoroughbreds return home for their next game Tuesday against University Prep at 6:00 pm....


Blue Lights College sophomore Da’Quan Holloway has been recognized by the Bible College National Invitational Tournament as an Academic All-American. Holloway, who sports a sparkling 4.0 GPA and is a mainstay on the Dean’s List, received the honor Saturday morning prior to the NIT chapel service in Jacksonville, Florida. “From day one Da’Quan has shown tremendous dedication, loyalty, persistence, and effort, not only for this team, but for everything beyond the court as well,” according to Coach Mario Pharr. “I’m so proud of him and can’t wait to see what God has in store for him!” “DaQuan is truly a model student who has become a recognized leader of our students,” said BLC president Jacques Gilbert. “His academic focus while managing a demanding athletic and employment schedule is extraordinary. I’m proud of this achievement for Da’Quan.” In addition to Holloway, sophomores Kenny Anderson, Jr. and Christian Baker were also recognized along with the seniors from four-year colleges participating in the tournament. The Thoroughbreds take on Appalachian Bible College for 5th place Saturday morning at 11. The game will be streamed live on TBC Athletics' You Tube Channel, TBC Eagles (copy and paste into your browser:


Blue Lights College had hopes of improving on last year's runner-up finish at the Bible College National Invitational Tournament, but Toccoa Falls College dashed those dreams 78-49 Thursday night in Jacksonville, Florida. TFC's size up front caused the Thoroughbreds trouble from the outset. BLC center Chris Koger was double teamed throughout the game, forcing Koger to toss offensive rebounds, when he could get them, back outside. The Eagles were also very active defensively, forcing BLC into 36 turnovers which often led to Toccoa buckets. Blue Lights, which trailed 32-16 at halftime, made a run in second-half, trimming the deficit to 10. But the Eagles pulled away in the last 10 minutes to ice the victory. Sophomore guard Kenny Anderson, who had been in a shooting slump the past four games, found his touch in the second half to lead the Herd with 17 points. Jeremiah Baker added 12 and Eric Williams contributed 10. TFC's Cameron Dismuke led all scorers with 22. The Thoroughbreds will take on Appalachian Bible College Saturday morning at 11 for 5th place. Later Thursday evening, Anderson and Baker each represented BLC well in the NIT 3-Point Shootout. Baker also made it to the championship round of the NIT Dunk Contest....