Martin Methodist vs Samford

Samford 59, Martin Methodist 40

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Freshman Tim Williams had his second-straight double-double and Samford gave Bennie Seltzer his first career coaching victory with a 59-40 win over Martin Methodist on Monday night

Williams had 13 points and 10 rebounds, plus four blocked shots and two steals for the Bulldogs (1-1).

Samford played tough defense, allowing the NAIA RedHawks to shoot just 27.1 percent from the field (16 of 59) and 7.7 percent (1 of 13) from 3-point range.

Raijon Kelly added 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting for the Bulldogs with four assists and two blocked shots.

Martin Methodist (2-2) was held to its lowest scoring total this season, with only Brandon Hunter, who had 15 points, in double figures.

Samford scored the first 11 points and led 25-5 with 8:33 remaining in the first half.

The Bulldogs led 35-13 at the break and the RedHawks could get no closer than 17 in the second half.

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Martin Methodist
D. Champagnie, F270-41-39121
B. Hunter, G326-173-420215
D. Williams, G291-50-00222
A. Hall, G191-40-04022
M. Williams, G170-60-03100
J. Rodgers222-73-46027
K. Townsend194-80-09008
M. Williams181-60-02013
A. Beach101-20-01002
B. Crye70-00-01010
Totals 16-597-113841240
 27.1%63.6% 
Samford Bulldogs
T. Williams, F285-83-4100013
T. Hood, F243-62-55139
R. Kelly, G345-90-004212
C. Miller, G262-70-04526
W. Cook, G220-50-23010
R. Wilson181-11-24314
C. Geffrard, Jr.152-41-23035
G. Wooten120-30-01310
L. Barnes113-30-02017
B. Hayman71-21-12103
H. Bailey10-00-00000
M. Fitzpatrick10-00-01000
T. Thompson10-10-00000
Totals 22-498-1636171459
 44.9%50% 

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VMI1-44-12330
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