Tanner Samson scores 17 and Elon crushes Virginia University of Lynchburg 111-55

Tanner Samson scored 17 points and Elon crushed USCAA-member Virginia University of Lynchburg 111-55 on Tuesday.

Elijah Bryant had 15 points, four assist and three steals, Christian Hairston added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Ryan Winters had 11 points and nine boards for the Phoenix (4-3), which out-rebounded the undermanned Dragons 67-31.

Lynchburg was led by Hakeem Anthony with 21 points, including 9 of 11 from the line. The Dragons shot just 32 percent, including a woeful 2 of 17 from beyond the arc. Adrian Saunders added 10 points and six boards.

Elon was 13 of 33 on 3-pointers. Samson had four treys, but they came on 12 attempts. Dmitri Thompson had a pair of 3-pointers on five attempts and finished with 10 points and eight rebounds. The Phoenix had 25 assists on 41 baskets and had 10 steals.