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Five Govs score in double figure as APSU defeats Freed-Hardeman, 99-61

apsugovernorsSenior Wesley Channels broke a season-long shooting slump by scoring 21 points to lead Austin Peay State University to a 99-61 decision against Freed-Hardeman, Monday night, in a non-conference basketball game played at Dave Aaron Arena.

The victory improved the Govs to 3-4 overall while Freed-Hardeman, the 18th-ranked NAIA team, fell to 7-3.  It also was APSU head coach Dave Loos’ 399th career victory in his 24th head-coaching season.

Channels, a preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference selection who entered the game averaging 10.7 ppg while shooting less than 30 percent from the floor, scored 21 points in just 19 minutes.  He had 16 of his 21 points in the first half as APSU built a 53-29 halftime lead—it was APSU’s first halftime advantage this season. Channels connected on six-of-eight field-goal attempts on the night, including four-of-five from three-point range.

Wes Channels (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)
Wes Channels (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

He was one of five Governors in double figures. Sophomore forward Anthony Campbell scored 13 second-half points to finish with 18 while forward Marcel Williams added 12 points.  Two Governors reserves, freshman guard Justin Blake (12 points) and junior forward Duran Roberson (11 points) also scored in double digits.

APSU shot 34 of 53 from the floor (64.2 percent), including 10 of 18 (55.6 percent) from three-point range. APSU also had a 42-20 advantage on the boards.

Center Zack Frey led Freed-Hardeman with 17 points while Kyle Teichmann came off the bench to add 11 points.

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