James Madison controls from the start to beat Marshall 89-75
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Shakir Brown posted career highs as he scored 25 points and collected 14 rebounds in James Madison’s 89-75 win over Marshall Friday night.
It was Brown’s third double-double in seven games for James Madison (4-3) this season. He was joined in the double-double category by teammate Yohanny Dalembert who also registered career bests of 23 points and 15 boards. It was Dalembert’s first double-double of the season.
It’s the first time JMU has had a pair of double-doubles in one game since Denzel Bowles and Rayshawn Goins in a 2011 loss to Hofstra.
The Dukes had first-half leads of 13-3, 37-19 and 46-23 at the half. Marshall (0-3) used an 18-3 run to cut the deficit to 12, but the Thundering Herd could never cut it to a single-digit deficit.
Winston Grays III tied his season high with 12 points and Ron Curry added 10 points.
C.J. Burks finished with 17 points for Marshall.