Saint Leo, Fla. (November 271, 2006) – Freshman Thomas Kaiser (Tampa, Fla.) came off the bench to score a career and game-high 16 points, leading the Saint Leo men’s basketball team (2-2) to an 84-55 win over Southeastern University (3-5). The win was the second straight for the Lions.
The Lions had a total team effort on the night, as Richard Blue (Sr., Miami, Fla.) added 15 points, while Jordan Prais (Fr., Lakeland, Fla.) added 14 points and Jonathan Banks (Jr., Tampa, Fla.) netted 11.
Saint Leo scored the opening eight points of the game, but Southeastern rallied back on the strength of a 9-0 run to take a 11-10 lead with 11:27 left in the opening half. The lead changed hands six times during the opening stanza before the Lions took a nine-point lead into the locker room.
Southeastern closed to within eight midway through the second half, but a 17-0 run by SLU ended any hopes of a comeback for the visitors. The Lions eventually stretched the lead to a game-high 29 points, which provided the final margin at 84-55.
Saint Leo will head to Pensacola, Fla. this weekend for a pair of games at the Hatch-Mott McDonald’s Hoop Classic hosted by the University of West Florida. The Lions will face UWF on Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET and Henderson State University on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Both contests will air live on the Internet at SaintLeoLions.com.