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Eagles roll to win in Mexico

Eagles roll to win in Mexico

Eagles roll to win in Mexico

    CANCUN, Mexico. — Georgia Southern took a 76-66 win over Presbyterian College in the final game at the 2013 Cancun Challenge. Georgia Southern made 11 three-pointers en route to the win over the Blue Hose. The Eagles are back at home on Saturday at 7 p.m. against Campbell from 7 p.m. inside Hanner Fieldhouse.
    “I was proud of Curtis Diamond’s play today,” said Head Coach Mark Byington. “He did a great job of stepping up in the absence of Brian Holmes and made some great shots. We faced some adversity tonight, but we responded well and got the win.”
    Georgia Southern (3-4) connected early and often from long distance, making 11 from the bonusphere on the afternoon. Jelani Hewitt posted a game-high 26 points and was joined by Tre Bussey who had 21 on the afternoon. Hewitt went 3-of-9 from outside while Bussey was 3-of-5 from the perimeter.
    Curtis Diamond had his best game with Georgia Southern with 18 points and 5-of-14 shooting from downtown. Angel Matias pulled nine rebounds as the Eagles out-rebounded PC 38-25 and held a 12-2 advantage on the offensive glass.
    Presbyterian College (1-7) was paced by 22 points from Reggie Dillard and got 11 first half points from Jordan Downing in a losing effort.
    The Eagles took a five-point lead into halftime and extended the advantage to as many as 14 before Presbyterian came back to make the game interesting down the stretch.
    Georgia Southern will go from one paradise to another this weekend when the Eagles host Campbell on Saturday night at 7 p.m. inside Hanner Fieldhouse. All tickets for that game are just $5 with Bulloch County students with a “B Progress Report Card” earning free admission for the contest.

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