Welch College 66

Appalachian Bible College 61

February 6, 2014. The long trip to West Virginia may have slowed the Flames down in the first half, but they found their shooting touch in the second half for a 66-61, come from behind, win over the host Warriors.

Trailing by 16 points at the half, it looked like Welch College was going to go down in defeat, but a harassing defense and a hot hand (49% from the field) offensively allowed the Flames pick up the win.

The first half was back and forth for the first seven minutes before the Flames fizzled out on the offensive end, being outscored 26-10 over the remaining 13 minutes of the half.

But, the Flames turned the tables in the second half, scorching the nets for 24 points in the first 10 minutes while holding the Warriors to just six during that stretch. It was Tim Hutchinson’s jumper with 10:18 remaining in the game that gave Welch the lead they would not relinquish.

“We came out a little lethargic,” said Flames’ coach Nathan Willhite. “But, we were really able to put it together in the second half.”

Carson Outlaw and Tim Hutchinson led the Flames in scoring with 29 and 25 points, respectively.

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