Sunday, January 7, 2018

SoCon Basketball - Saturday, January 6th 2018

On Saturday, all 10 SoCon teams were in conference action, with no major upsets, however, VMI put a major scare in the Spartans.

Saturdays games.......

UNCG 63 - VMI 61
UNCG's Francis Alonso scored 19 points and his free throws with 3.7 seconds left to play allowed UNCG to escape with a 63-61 win at VMI on Saturday. The Keydets' Austin Vereen put up a last-second shot for VMI from the half-court, but the ball skipped off the front of the rim at the horn.

Mercer 71 - Furman 74
The Paladin's Daniel Fowler scored 21 points as Furman rallied to beat Mercer 74-71 on Saturday. The Bears started strong in the second period to go ahead 59-50, the Paladins tied it at 59-59 following Fowler's 3 with 6:18 remaining. Fowler followed with two free throws, a dunk and a 3-pointer, then Fowler and Jordan Lyons made six free throws down the stretch to seal the win to remain undefeated in SoCon play.

ETSU 85 - Chattanooga 66
ETSU's Peter Jurkin scored 15 points as the Bucs defeated rival Chattanooga 85-66 on Saturday, running its win streak to six games. ETSU led from start to finish in its third dominating performance. The Buccaneers defeated Mercer by 19 and Binghamton by 18 before Saturday's 19-point win.

The Citadel 92 - Wofford 109
The Terriers had three players with career nights, as Nathan Hoover, Trevor Stumpe and Storm Murphy combined for 57 points as Wofford beat The Citadel 109-92. Cameron Jackson added 13 points with a career-best 13 rebounds. Hoover finished with 21 points, Stumpe added 19 and Murphy put up 17 for Wofford.

Western Carolina 71 - Samford 85
Samford's Demetirus Denzel-Dyson scored 21 points as Samford dominated Western Carolina 85-71  on Saturday night. Denzel-Dyson hit 4 of 7 from beyond the arc as Chambers hit 5 of 7 from beyond the arc. Alex Thompson and Eric Adams added 13 points apiece for Samford (6-10, 2-1). Matt Halvorsen led the scoring for the Cats with 21 points.  

The Standings
3-0  ETSU
3-0  Furman
2-0  UNCG
2-1  Wofford
2-1  Samford
2-1  WCU
0-2  Mercer
0-3  Chattanooga
0-3  The Citadel
0-3  VMI


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