Furman vs Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern 64, Furman 57


STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Jelani Hewitt scored 16 points and Ben Drayton 13 as Georgia Southern defeated Furman 64-57 Monday night and took sole possession of second place in the Southern Conference.

The Eagles (11-12, 9-4) outscored Furman 26-13 over the final 15:14 after the Paladins (12-12, 6-7) had gone ahead 44-38, their first lead since the opening minutes.

A pair of 3-pointers by Hewitt tied the game and a Drayton layup put the Eagles ahead 46-44.

Furman briefly regained the lead, 47-46, on a 3-pointer by Bobby Austin, but a layup by Willie Powers began a 13-0 Georgia Southern run, which included three baskets by Eric Ferguson.

Ferguson and Powers scored 11 each for the Eagles and Ferguson had 11 rebounds. Georgia Southern outrebounded Furman 36-30 after being beaten on the boards 42-28 in a 64-54 loss to the Paladins on Jan. 19.

Austin scored 13 points and Brandon Sebirumbi 10 for Furman.

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Furman Paladins
B. Sebirumbi, F342-56-883210
B. Irwin, F202-90-00016
C. Reddick, G374-120-07339
J. Loyd, G332-70-16156
B. Austin, G315-100-000113
R. Brown182-50-01215
B. Barnes173-50-04138
C. Toler100-20-00010
D. Brown00-00-00000
Totals 20-556-930101757
Georgia Southern Eagles
E. Ferguson, F275-101-3112411
C. Baskerville, F200-22-23022
W. Powers, G354-91-458211
B. Drayton III, G335-112-533113
J. Hewitt, G297-120-031216
M. Baynham191-20-03022
T. Bussey130-00-01010
J. Pernell112-22-20007
T. Brown71-20-02022
K. Dunnican60-00-03000
Totals 25-508-1636141664
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W. Carolina9-915-17221
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