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Georgia State advances in Cayman Islands Classic

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) - D'Marcus Simonds had 25 points and seven rebounds, helping Georgia State beat St. Bonaventure 75-65 on Monday night in the Cayman Islands Classic.

Simonds, the Sun Belt preseason player of the year, was 11 of 20 from the field, including 2 of 6 from beyond the arc.

Malik Benlevi added 13 points for Georgia State (3-1), and Nelson Phillips had 12 points and nine rebounds. The Panthers play in the semifinal round on Tuesday.

Georgia State led 37-32 at the break after holding the Bonnies to 36 percent shooting. A Simonds 3-pointer put the Panthers ahead 56-40, but St. Bonaventure made back-to-back 3-pointers to cut it to 10. Jeff Thomas answered with a 3-pointer and Georgia State led by at least eight the rest of the way.

Jalen Poyser, who sat out last season after transferring from UNLV, made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points for St. Bonaventure (1-3). Freshman Kyle Lofton added three 3-pointers and 13 points. Nelson Kaputo had 11 and freshman Alpha Okoli 10.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 Alpha Okoli made layup 16.0
+ 2 D'Marcus Simonds made driving layup 36.0
  Personal foul on Alpha Okoli 51.0
+ 1 Nelson Kaputo made 1st of 2 free throws 58.0
  Shooting foul on Malik Benlevi 58.0
+ 2 Nelson Kaputo made driving layup 58.0
  Defensive rebound by Amadi Ikpeze 1:11
  Jeff Thomas missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:13
  Defensive rebound by D'Marcus Simonds 1:42
  Nelson Kaputo missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:44
  Defensive rebound by Kyle Lofton 2:02
Team Stats
Points 65 75
Field Goals 21-58 (36.2%) 30-59 (50.8%)
3-Pointers 12-27 (44.4%) 6-17 (35.3%)
Free Throws 11-18 (61.1%) 9-12 (75.0%)
Total Rebounds 37 35
Offensive 12 8
Defensive 21 25
Team 4 2
Assists 11 15
Steals 4 13
Blocks 5 7
Turnovers 17 12
Fouls 14 16
Technicals 0 1
23 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
25 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo St. Bonaventure 1-3 323365
home team logo Georgia State 3-1 373875
Team Stats
away team logo St. Bonaventure 1-3 66.2 PPG 37.6 RPG 12.3 APG
home team logo Georgia State 3-1 76.4 PPG 35.3 RPG 12.2 APG
Key Players
23
J. Poyser G 9.6 PPG 2.1 RPG 1.1 APG 39.5 FG%
15
D. Simonds G 18.4 PPG 5.0 RPG 3.6 APG 41.3 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Poyser G 23 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
D. Simonds G 25 PTS 7 REB 3 AST
36.2 FG% 50.8
44.4 3PT FG% 35.3
61.1 FT% 75.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Poyser 23 4 2 7/15 5/9 4/5 3 40 1 0 5 2 2
K. Lofton 13 3 4 5/13 3/4 0/0 0 34 1 0 4 1 2
D. Welch 3 1 2 1/3 1/3 0/0 2 17 0 0 1 0 1
T. Ngalakulondi 0 5 0 0/3 0/2 0/0 4 22 1 3 1 0 5
O. Osunniyi 0 4 1 0/4 0/0 0/2 0 15 0 2 1 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Poyser 23 4 2 7/15 5/9 4/5 3 40 1 0 5 2 2
K. Lofton 13 3 4 5/13 3/4 0/0 0 34 1 0 4 1 2
D. Welch 3 1 2 1/3 1/3 0/0 2 17 0 0 1 0 1
T. Ngalakulondi 0 5 0 0/3 0/2 0/0 4 22 1 3 1 0 5
O. Osunniyi 0 4 1 0/4 0/0 0/2 0 15 0 2 1 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Kaputo 11 4 2 3/11 1/5 4/5 0 29 0 0 2 2 2
A. Okoli 10 5 0 4/8 2/4 0/0 3 17 1 0 1 3 2
A. Ikpeze 5 7 0 1/1 0/0 3/6 2 25 0 0 2 2 5
J. Lee 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
L. Griffin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Stockard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Galatio - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Planutis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Moreaux - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 65 33 11 21/58 12/27 11/18 14 200 4 5 17 12 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Simonds 25 7 3 11/20 2/6 1/2 4 38 2 2 6 2 5
M. Benlevi 13 2 1 5/10 2/5 1/2 3 36 3 2 1 0 2
J. Thomas 9 7 1 3/11 1/5 2/2 1 35 2 1 0 1 6
K. Williams 6 3 6 3/6 0/0 0/0 0 38 4 2 1 0 3
J. Tyson 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 4 10 0 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Simonds 25 7 3 11/20 2/6 1/2 4 38 2 2 6 2 5
M. Benlevi 13 2 1 5/10 2/5 1/2 3 36 3 2 1 0 2
J. Thomas 9 7 1 3/11 1/5 2/2 1 35 2 1 0 1 6
K. Williams 6 3 6 3/6 0/0 0/0 0 38 4 2 1 0 3
J. Tyson 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 4 10 0 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Phillips 12 9 2 4/7 0/0 4/4 0 26 2 0 1 4 5
D. Wilson 5 3 2 2/3 1/1 0/0 3 12 0 0 2 0 3
J. Linder 3 1 0 1/1 0/0 1/2 1 5 0 0 0 1 0
D. Mitchell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Allen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Clerkley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Roberts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Chism - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Ivery - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 75 33 15 30/59 6/17 9/12 16 200 13 7 12 8 25