Blue Lights cut a double-digit deficit down to four points on Tuesday night, only to see its chances at a comeback slip away for an 89-69 loss to undefeated Mid-Atlantic Christian.
After leading 45-27 at intermission, MACU (5-0, 3-0 NSAC) pushed out to a 21-point advantage before the Thoroughbreds showed they had come to play as well. BLC (2-3, 0-2 NSAC) used full-court pressure to ignite 24-6 run, trimming the deficit to 55-51 with 12 minutes to play. But BLC would get no closer as the Mustangs went on a run of their own, stretching the margin to 66-54 over the next four minutes and continuing to pull away until the final score.
The Mustangs dominated the glass at both ends of the court, outrebounding BLC 49-24.
BLC freshman guard Jeremiah Baker led the Thoroughbreds with 23 points. Denzel Jacobson posted a double-double with 16 points and 11 boards. Sophomore guard Kenny Anderson, who came into the game averaging almost 24 points, was held to 12.
USCAA All-American guard Kevin Fletcher led MACU with 24 points.
BLC's next game will be Tuesday, February 9 hosting Carolina Christian College.