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Four Hurricanes post double-figure scoring in win over Patriots

From Staff Reports

 

AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) junior guard Jalen Cameron and junior shooting guard Kahlon Whitley each scored 17 points and sophomore forward Jamari Dean posted a double-double (16 points, 13 rebounds) to lead the Hurricanes to a 77-51 Peach Belt Conference victory over Frnacis Marion University (FMU) on Monday, January 20, at the Storm Dome.

GSW junior guard Soloman Thomas was also in double figures with 14 points, while sophomore guard Devon Higgs chipped in eight.

The Hurricanes shot 46.4 percent from the field (32 of 69 shots) and made eight of 31 three-point attempts (25.8 percent). GSW was also solid from the foul line, making five of seven free throws (71.4 percent).

With the win, the Hurricanes improve their overall record to 8-6 and are now 3-5 in the PBC.

At the 15:03 mark of the first half, the Hurricanes had a 10-6 lead. However, GSW went on a 13-0 run over the next four and a half minutes, capped off with a layup by Whitley with 10:28 to go.

GSW was able to maintain their double-digit lead for the remainder of the first half and went into the locker room with a 37-23 lead.

The Hurricanes went on an 18-2 run during the first seven and a half minutes of the second half and built a 55-25 lead. That run effectively sealed the game for GSW, as the Patriots would not be able to make any sort of a serious comeback. GSW outrebounded the Patriots 43-34 and created 11 steals to FMU’s seven.

FMU shot 21 of 58 from the field (36.2 percent) and only made three of 20 three-pointers (15 percent). With the loss, the Patriots drop to 3-12 overall and 2-6 in the PBC. They were led in scoring by Jamal Edmonson with 16 points.

Up next for GSW is a trip up to the North Georgia Mountains on Wednesday, January 22, to take on PBC opponent Young Harris College. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.