Stephens scores 33 to carry VMI past The Citadel 110-103

Stephens scores 33 to carry VMI past The Citadel 110-103
Bulldogs drop second game in a row following shootout with Keydets (Source: The Citadel Basketball)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- — Jake Stephens had a career-high 33 points plus 11 rebounds as VMI topped The Citadel 110-103 on Saturday.

Greg Parham had 27 points and nine rebounds for VMI (7-6, 2-2 Southern Conference). Sean Conway scored a career-high 25 points and had 13 rebounds. Trey Bonham had 14 points.

VMI scored at least 100 points for the third time this season (3-0), while The Citadel reached the 100-point mark for the third game (2-1).

The 110 points were a season best for VMI. The Citadel scored 57 points in the second half, a season high for it.

Kaiden Rice scored a season-high 29 points and had seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (8-2, 1-2). Hayden Brown added 19 points and eight rebounds. Fletcher Abee had 14 points and six rebounds.