( Bellarmine University Release)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. –The No. 12 Bellarmine University Knights gutted out a hard fought 75-71 victory over the Lewis Flyers in Great Lakes Valley Conference action this afternoon in Knights Hall.
The visiting Flyers (9-5, 3-3) sprinted out to a 7-0 lead to start the game and shot 59.1 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes to take a 32-27 lead into halftime. Bellarmine, who came in as the best shooting team in the league, struggled in the opening 20 minutes and made just 10 of 25 from the field as they trailed the entire period.
After playing the first five minutes of the second half essentially even, Bellarmine finally found some momentum and took their first lead of the game on a Suggs 3-pointer at the 10:39 mark. The two GLVC East Division foes went toe-to-toe from that point on with six ties and eight more lead changes.