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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Georgia Regents – Augusta Pounds Bowie State Bulldogs 83-54

BOWIE, Md. - The Jaguars of Georgia Regents University - Augusta pounded Bowie State University 83-54 in a non-conference contest on Saturday afternoon. The loss drops Bowie State’s season mark to 5-3 while Georgia Regents improves to 7-1.

BSU's Bulldogs were held to a season-low 28 percent field goal shooting percentage. Redshirt junior Miles Jackson (Silver Spring, Md.) recorded a season-best 14 points and senior Cameron Knox (Baltimore, Md.) added 10 points in the loss. Junior Andre Jackson (Baltimore, Md.) chipped in nine points while freshman Dayshawn Wells (Baltimore, Md.) and junior Justin Beck (Ellicott City, Md.) added five points each. Sophomore Enuoma Ebinum (Greenbelt, Md.) led Bowie State on the glass with five rebounds to go along with four points.

“Simply put, they were better at every turn”, stated Bowie State head coach Darrell Brooks. “They played tougher, faster and were more disciplined … It was just a good old a butt whipping!”

Four Jaguars scored in double figures and a hot-shooting start and 14 second-chance points saw the Jaguars secure a lead that they kept for the almost the entire game.

D’Angelo Boyce (Annandale, Va.), Devonte Thomas (Waldorf, Md.), and Devon Wright-Nelson (Washington, D.C.) each scored 15 points to pace the Jaguars, while Kelvin Howard (Temple Hills, Md.) scored five points and grabbed two rebounds with a block in six minutes of play. Freshman Vlad Cobzaru (Iasi, Romania) posted a double-double of 11 points with 10 boards.

The Jaguars got off to a quick 8-4 start in the first half thanks to a pair of Thomas three-pointers. Cobzaru also helped the Georgia Regents early - scoring five points in the first 2:50 of play.  A pair of Wright-Nelson three's gave the Jaguars their biggest lead at the time 17-10 in the first half. The Bulldogs fought back, but once again a pair of three pointers this time from Boyce put the Jaguars up ten at 27-17.  GRU would maintain that ten-point lead into the locker room for halftime. GRU Augusta shot 53.3 percent from the field (16-for-30) and 50 percent (7-for-14) beyond the three-point line in the first half.
In the second half, Wright-Nelson scored six of the first eight points of the half for a 55-39 score. Later in the second half Keshun Sherrill (Cleveland, N.C.) hit a three pointer giving the Georgia Regents a 26-point lead with just six minutes left in the game. With about a minute left in the game Michael Graham (Largo, Md.) came in off the bench and hit a jumper giving the Jaguars their largest lead of the night at 28 points, 80-52. Kelvin Howard (Temple Hills, Md.) entered off the bench and hit a three pointer with just five seconds remaining and assuring the Jaguars an 83-54 victory.

The Jaguars crushed Bowie State on the boards out rebounding Bowie State 50-30 for the game. Bowie State’s 30 rebounds were the second lowest for the team this season.
Bowie State returns to the hardwood on Monday (December 8) on the road at Fairmont State University. Tip-off time for the Bulldogs and Fighting Falcons is 7 pm.

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