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Eagles outlast Barons
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Georgia Southern guard Jelani Hewitt draws a foul while driving between Brewton Parker defenders Deion Bernard, top, and Nick Plummer in the second half at Hanner Fieldhouse Wednesday. Hewitt led all scorers with 26 points in the Eagles 75-66 victory.
Having dropped four out of five, including three of four on the road, the Georgia Southern Eagles needed a win. It wasn’t pretty, but they got it. Jelani Hewitt scored 26 points, Angel Matias matched his career high with 10 points and added nine rebounds, and the Eagles knocked off Brewton-Parker 75-66 on Wednesday in Hanner Fieldhouse.