AMERICUS, GA – Georgia Southwestern State University shot an impressive 55.9 percent from the field as the Hurricanes take the victory over Francis Marion University 93-71 Saturday afternoon (Jan. 13) in Peach Belt Conference men's basketball action.
FMU falls to 9-4 overall and 4-4 in the conference. The Patriots will be back in action on Monday at 3:30 p.m. against Columbus State University. The next home event for the men's squad will be on Jan. 20 at 1:30 p.m., as Flagler University will travel to the Smith University Center.
GSW (9-3, 5-3) junior guard Quenten Taylor led the contest with 25 points, while forward Andre Statam ended the game with 23 points. 6-6 senior forward added a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
After FMU tied the game at 4-4 in the early stages of the first half, the Hurricanes went on an 11-3 run to take a 15-7 lead at the 10:53 mark. Later in the half, GSW went on another 11-0 spurt, making the score 29-12 with 5:45 until intermission. The Hurricanes would not let a double-digit lead slip in the second stanza.
Georgia Southwestern went 86.4 percent (19-of-22) from the free throw stripe, while the Patriots were 9-of-14.