BP operates on high octane in 105-86 FMU win

BP operates on high octane in 105-86 FMU win

SALISBURY, NC – Senior swingman Brandon Parker erupted for a career high 34 points, including eight three-pointers, while senior guard Ryan Davis added a career-high 28 points as Francis Marion University cruised to a 105-86 victory over Newberry College, Saturday afternoon (Nov. 10) on the second day of the Peach Belt Conference/South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Challenge.

The Patriots (1-1) rebounded from Friday's season-opening loss with a 56.9 percent shooting performance that included a 12-of-29 tally from behind the three-point arc.

FMU will play its home opener on Thursday when the Patriots entertain Methodist University for a 6 p.m. tip-off in the Smith University Center.

Parker connected on 12-of-16 field goal attempts, including 8-of-12 three-point attempts.  His three-point total was one shy of the school record of nine set by guard Robert Barber in 1989 against Erskine College.

Davis made 11-of-17 shots.  Both he and Parker flirted with triple-doubles as Davis registered nine rebounds and eight assists and Parker nine rebounds and seven assists.

Freshman 6-7 forward Kailex Stephens scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting, his second double-digit effort in as many nights, while junior forward Kendall Wall notched his first career double-figure game with 12 points.

Marshall Lange led Newberry (0-2) with 23 points and six assists.

Francis Marion scored the opening five points of the game, but Newberry rallied to take an 18-9 lead with 14:42 left in the opening half. After missing on nine of its first 13 shots, FMU caught fire and shot 65 percent over the remainder of the stanza.

Five points from Parker and four each by Davis and Wall fueled a 17-5 run that put the Patriots up 26-23.  After Newberry closed to within 29-27, Francis Marion used an 18-2 spurt to grab a 47-29 advantage.  Davis had seven points in that run and Wall six points.

Four straight points by Newberry cut the deficit to 47-33, but the Patriots ended the half with an 8-3 spurt – Parker drained a pair of three-pointers – to lead 55-36 when the horn sounded.

Francis Marion came out of the locker room and scored the first nine points of the second half to go up 64-36.  A three-pointer by Parker gave FMU its largest lead at 35 points (84-49) near the midway point of the half.  A late Newberry push in the final three minutes cut the margin under 20 points, but the Patriots were never seriously threatened.

FMU held Newberry to 41.8 percent shooting for the game and the Wolves managed only 10-of-34 shots from behind the arc.  The Patriots also held a commanding 25-8 edge in fast-break points.

 

11/10/18 4:35 pm at Salisbury,NC (Goodman Gym)
FRANCIS MARION 105, NEWBERRY 86
FRANCIS MARION (1-1)
Brandon Parker 12-16 2-2 34; Ryan Davis 11-17 5-7 28; Kailex Stephens 7-11
2-2 16; Kendall Wall 5-10 1-2 12; Jaquez Smith 3-9 0-0 7; Je'Quan Perry 2-7
1-1 6; Jalen Jordan 1-1 0-0 2; Julian Smith 0-0 0-0 0; Douglas Dwight 0-0
0-0 0; Winston Hill 0-0 0-0 0; Alex Cox 0-1 0-0 0; Gabriel Dickerson 0-0 0-0
0. Totals 41-72 11-14 105.
NEWBERRY (0-2)
Marshall Lange 7-11 8-8 23; Luke Gibson 4-14 0-0 12; Nilous Hodge Jr. 4-8
0-0 10; Omari Wilson 4-12 1-1 9; Angelo Sales Jr. 4-6 0-1 8; Marquis Collins
3-6 0-0 6; Sikander Nielsen 2-4 0-0 6; QuanDaveon McCollum 2-4 1-4 5;
Olufemi Boko 2-6 0-0 5; Tai Giger 1-2 0-0 2; Mike Williams 0-2 0-0 0; Kyle
Tracy 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 33-79 10-14 86.
Halftime: Francis Marion 55 Newberry 36
3-point goals--Francis Marion 12-29 (Brandon Parker 8-12; Je'Quan Perry 1-4;
Kendall Wall 1-3; Jaquez Smith 1-4; Ryan Davis 1-3; Alex Cox 0-1; Kailex
Stephens 0-2), Newberry 10-34 (Luke Gibson 4-11; Nilous Hodge Jr. 2-6;
Sikander Nielsen 2-3; Marshall Lange 1-2; Olufemi Boko 1-3; Tai Giger 0-1;
Mike Williams 0-2; Omari Wilson 0-4; Kyle Tracy 0-2). Fouled out--Francis
Marion-Winston Hill, Newberry-Tai Giger. Rebounds--Francis Marion 43
(Brandon Parker 9; Ryan Davis 9), Newberry 39 (Marquis Collins 10).
Assists--Francis Marion 27 (Ryan Davis 8), Newberry 18 (Marshall Lange 6).
Total fouls--Francis Marion 19, Newberry 18. Technical fouls--None. A-173
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