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|Carver Bible College||44||35||79|
|Dec. 14, 2015|
|Dillard University||Indv. Leaders||Carver Bible College|
|#23 Demetric Austin - 29||Points||#3 Saveyon Edwards - 36|
|#23 Demetric Austin - 16||Rebounds||#5 Richelieu Hayes - 7|
|#32 Dennis Hightower - 10||Assists||#11 Troy Swanson - 6|
|Dillard University||Team Statistics||Carver Bible College|
|52.5% (32 - 61)||Field Goals %||33.3% (26 - 78)|
|37.5% (9 - 24)||3 Point Field Goals %||38% (19 - 50)|
|77.3% (17 - 22)||Free Throws||66.7% (8 - 12)|
|10||2nd Chance Pts||20|
(Atlanta, Ga.) After a 92-55 thrashing in the Battlefield at Dent Hall in the season opener, Dillard took care of business on the road once again and completed the season sweep with another victory against Carver Bible College by the score of 90-79. The win is Dillard's second in three days in Georgia.
Dillard opened the game on a 28-11 run and it seemed as if another blowout would ensue; however, a barrage of 3-pointers from Carver's backcourt kept things tight throughout the contest as the Bleu Devils led 52-44 at the break. Carver shooting guard Saveyon Edwards finished with a game-high 36 points, nailing 9-of-20 3-pointers in the loss while teammate Brandon Hopkins finished with 28 points on the night, burying 8-of-19 shots from behind the arc.
Demetric Austin (JR/Washington, D.C.) played lights out for Dillard and was one of three Bleu Devils who finished with a double-double, scoring a team-high 29 points and grabbing 16 rebounds in 32 minutes of action. He is currently ranked number 1 in the country (NAIA) in total rebounds per game with 11. Dennis Hightower (JR/Chicago, Ill.) was a true floor general, picking up seven of his 10 assists in the first half and finishing with 13 points while Dennis Reed (JR/England, Ark.) finished with 18 points and 10 boards in 30 minutes. Kristian Clark (JR/Ocean Springs, Miss.) chipped in with a key 13 points and dished out five assists and collected two steals for Dillard.
The Bleu Devils (7-3, 0-0 GCAC) shot over 50 percent for the second straight game; this time knocking down 32-of-61 shots from the field. Dillard connected on 9-of-24 3-pointers while the Cougars hit 19-of-50 shots from downtown. A total of 74 3-pointers were attempted in the high-scoring affair.
Dillard returns to action on Wednesday, December 16 as they travel to Shreveport to face Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.
*Photo provided by J. Williams