Florida Atlantic 73, Stetson 66
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) _ Florida Atlantic got 16 points and seven rebounds from Marlon Jemerson to defeat Stetson 73-66 Thursday.
Florida Atlantic, 4-6, had four players in double figures for the first time this season. Bob Ritter got 14 points and Craig Buchanan and Kelly Horford added 10 apiece.
``I am tickled pink with our play tonight,″ said Florida Atlantic coach Tim Loomis. ``We played 36 minutes of real good basketball.″
Stetson, 6-6, was led by Kerry Blackshear, who had 27 points. Shanne Jones had 13 and Ryan Marifke had 11 points. Stetson’s leading scorer Jason Alexander did not play.
``Shanne Jones stepped up for us after we lost Alexander to an injury,″ said Stetson coach Dan Hipsher. ``But 18 turnovers and shooting 40 percent from the field won’t get it done.″
The game was knotted at 24 at halftime. Stetson led Florida Atlantic in rebounds 43 to 35 and had only 18 personal fouls compared to Florida Atlantic’s 22.