HARRISONBURG, Va. – CJ Huntley completed his stellar birthday weekend by main the App State males’s basketball crew to its second straight Solar Belt victory, a 71-62 end at James Madison.
App State by no means trailed after the primary two in a half minutes, and led by as many as 20 due to a fierce defensive effort that triggered a number of scoring droughts for the No. 1 scoring crew within the nation (88.0 ppg).
The Mountaineers (9-8, 2-2 SBC) held the Dukes (11-6, 2-2 SBC) to no subject targets from the 16:42 mark of the primary half to the 8:02 mark, the place App State led 25-14. They did it once more from the three:27 timestamp all through the primary three minutes and 15 seconds of the second half, leaping out to a 41-26 lead.
JMU had a 10-point run with 5 minutes remaining within the second half to chop the result in 9, however was held scoreless but once more instantly afterward for 3 minutes.
Huntley completed with 15 factors, eight rebounds, two steals and a block whereas taking pictures 6-11 from the sector. The junior recorded 5 factors and 5 rebounds within the last 4 minutes to seal the win.
Terence Harcum led the Black & Gold in scoring with a season-high 16, and Tyree Boykin added 14. Donovan Gregory assisted 9 photographs for the second consecutive recreation, to go together with six factors and 6 rebounds.
Tamell Pearson led the profitable crew within the plus-minus column with a +14, ending with 4 factors and 6 rebounds in quarter-hour of play.
App State pressured 15 turnovers that led to 16 factors, whereas additionally out-scoring JMU 27-16 in bench factors. The Dukes have been ranked second within the nation in bench factors earlier than the sport, averaging 36.4.
The Mountaineers will proceed convention motion with two dwelling video games this week, internet hosting Georgia Southern on Thursday and Troy on Saturday.