VMI beats Hight Point 92-85
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP)—Chavis Holmes scored 27 points and Travis Holmes had 20 points to become the highest scoring twin brothers in NCAA Division I history in Virginia Military Institute’s 92-85 win over High Point on Saturday.
The Holmes brothers have combined for 3,262 points, passing former VMI players Damon and Ramon Williams—who finished with 3,252 career points in 1990. Travis Holmes also had 11 rebounds.
Keith Gabriel added 20 points and Austin Kenon had 15 for the Keydets (16-3, 8-1 Big South Conference), who have won 15 of their last 17 games. It is VMI’s best run since winning 16 of 18 in 1978.
The Keydets, who held a 16-point lead early in the second half, took an 84-69 lead with 5 minutes left in the game on Gabriel’s 3-pointer. Gabriel made 5 of his 19 attempts from beyond the arc for VMI, which shot 15 of 50 from the 3-point line (30 percent).
A layup by Nick Barbour, who led High Point with 25 points, cut the Keydets’ lead to 86-79 with 1:41 left. But the Panthers (5-14, 1-8) would came no closer than five points.
Cruz Daniels scored 21 points for High Point.