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APSU Governors Basketball cruises to 93-57 win over Dalton State

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Senior guard Travis Betran scored 24 points, including six three pointers, to lead Austin Peay State University to a 93-57 victory against Dalton State, Monday night, in non-conference basketball action played in Dave Aaron Arena.

Austin Peay's Travis Betran score 24 Monday night against Dalton State.

Austin Peay’s Travis Betran score 24 Monday night against Dalton State.

The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the 6-8 Governors, who open Ohio Valley Conference play, 7:00pm, Thursday, at home against Tennessee-Martin. Dalton State, a first-year NAIA program, entered the game having won 14 of 15 contests.

Coming off a much-needed eight-day break that saw him go 8-of-32 in his previous three games, the 6-3 Betran connected on 9-of-13 shots, including 6-of-9 from three-point range. The preseason All-OVC selection scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half, going 4-of-6 from three-point range. He also had six assists.

The Governors never trailed in the contest, jumping out to an 11-0 lead, with Betran’s two three pointers giving APSU a quick 6-0 advantage. The Roadrunners never got closer than five points and the Governors took a commanding 41-24 halftime lead on 17 of 24 (70.8 percent) shooting.

APSU, which has seen halftime momentum stunted numerous times this season with slow second-half starts, scored the first 10 points of the final 20 minutes and were never threatened.

Zavion Williams came off the bench to add 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting while Will Triggs, who also struggled during the week prior to Christmas, added 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting.

Damarius Smith, the junior point guard, tied his career best with 12 assists—his third time this season with double-digit dimes. He also had nine points and three steals in 29 minutes.

The Governors finished the night 37-of-53 (69.8 percent) from the floor, including 11-of-20 from three-point range. The Govs also held a 44-26 rebound advantage—the third straight game outrebounding the opposition.

On the negative side the Governors were just 8-of-16 from the free-throw line while committing 19 turnovers. It was the first time in eight games this season APSU garnered a win committing 18 or more turnovers.

Demetrice Jacobs led Dalton State with 20 points, including a quartet of three pointers while Preston Earle added 15. The Roadrunners connected on just 19-of-64 (29.7 percent) from the floor.

Box Score

Dalton State vs Austin Peay
Monday, December 30th, 2013 | 7:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

Dalton State 57

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
05 JACOBS, Demetrice f 6-13 4-8 4-6 3-6 9 3 20 1 1 0 2 30
21 MOSLEY, Raheem f 0-2 0-0 0-0 2-1 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 17
23 EARLE, Preston f 4-11 2-7 5-6 2-3 5 4 15 1 0 0 1 34
01 SEARS, Ricky g 2-13 0-5 0-0 1-0 1 0 4 3 2 0 1 30
15 TATE, Sean g 2-8 1-3 0-0 0-2 2 1 5 5 1 0 3 33
03 HILLIARD, Anthony - 2-4 0-1 0-0 0-2 2 0 4 0 2 0 1 15
11 HAMILTON, Monolito - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+
12 SMITH, Dylan - 1-4 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 14
20 ALLEN, Erich - 2-8 0-3 2-2 1-1 2 4 6 0 1 0 1 17
32 SMITH, Galen - 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
44 TERRY, Nathan - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
TM TEAM - - - - 1-0 1 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 19-64 8-32 11-15 10-16 26 14 57 10 10 1 10 200
29.7% 25.0% 73.3%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 9-31 4-15 2-2
29.0% 26.7% 100 %
2nd Half: 10-33 4-17 9-13
30.3% 23.5% 69.2%

Austin Peay 93

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
10 TRIGGS, Will f 5-6 0-0 2-5 0-4 4 2 12 0 1 0 0 16
20 ARENTSEN, Cory f 3-9 1-7 0-0 2-5 7 1 7 5 0 0 1 23
05 HORTON, Chris c 3-5 0-0 0-0 2-8 10 1 6 1 1 1 0 24
04 BETRAN, Travis g 9-13 6-9 0-0 1-1 2 0 24 6 1 0 1 27
22 SMITH, Damarius g 4-4 1-1 0-0 0-2 2 1 9 12 4 1 3 29
01 GARMON, Fred - 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 9
02 WILLIAMS, Zavion - 7-10 3-3 0-0 0-4 4 2 17 2 7 0 1 21
11 GREER, Thomas - 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-1 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 10
15 FREEMAN, Chris - 3-3 0-0 2-3 0-1 1 0 8 0 2 1 1 16
21 HERRING, Preston - 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-4 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 13
23 MBOUP, Serigne - 0-0 0-0 3-6 0-3 3 1 3 0 1 1 0 12
TM TEAM - - - - 1-3 4 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 37-53 11-20 8-16 6-38 44 13 93 27 19 4 7 200
69.8% 55.0% 50.0%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 17-24 5-10 2-4
70.8% 50.0% 50.0%
2nd Half: 20-29 6-10 6-12
69.0% 60.0% 50.0%

 

 

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Dalton State 24 33 57 Record: (14-2)
Austin Peay 41 52 93 Record: (6-8)

 

Officials: Sean Casey, Ford Branch Jr., Kevin DriverTechnical fouls: Dalton State-None. Austin Peay-None.

Attendance: 1886

APSU Player of the Game: Travis Betran

Austin Peay’s 350th win in the Dunn Center (350-144, .709)

 


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