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GSU tops Toccoa

GSU tops Toccoa

GSU tops Toccoa



                        Georgia Southern Men’s Basketball rolled to a 104-50 win over Toccoa Falls on Saturday night in the final game before opening domestic play in the 2013 Cancun Challenge on Thursday night at West Virginia. Tre Bussey led the way for the Eagles with a career-high 29 points.
    “We did a great job of sharing the ball again tonight,” said Head Coach Mark Byington. “Defensively we did a great job in the first half to hold them to 16 points. Overall, I was happy to get a bunch of different guys some minutes because everyone will be counted on this season at some point.”
    The Eagles improve to 2-1 on the year and a perfect 2-0 at Hanner Fieldhouse. Toccoa Falls’ record remains at 0-4 with the contest counted as an exhibition for the visitors out of the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association).
    Bussey 20 of his 29 points in the first half and finished one rebound shy of his first career double-double. With nine rebounds he did match a career-high for rebounds in 24 minutes of play. Overall, he was 11-of-13 from the field and 7-of-9 from downtown. He is the first Eagle to score seven three-pointers since Antonio Hanson in 2010.
    Jelani Hewitt scored 23 on the night, making four baskets from beyond the arc. The junior also added a career-high seven assists and grabbed seven steals. The steals mark was also a career-high and was one shy of Johntavious Rucker’s school record of eight steals in 2010.
    Freshman Kyle Doyle scored 11 points, reaching double figures for the second time in his young collegiate career. He also snared seven rebounds. Brian Holmes had nine points and five assists on the night while Kameron Dunnican posted a career-best eight points off the bench.
    The Eagles never trailed in the game and led by as many as 61 points on the night. Georgia Southern scored 42 points in the paint and 20 in transition while making 17 three-pointers. As a unit the Eagles shot 56.6% from the field and 48.6% from downtown.
    Toccoa Falls was led by 15 points from Derek Westfall while Devian Clark scored 13.
    Georgia Southern travels to face West Virginia on Thursday night in Morgantown. That game starts at 7 p.m.

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