Stetson 80, Palm Beach Atlantic 63
DELAND, Fla. (AP)—Freshman reserve guard Sheldon Oliver scored 15 points to help Stetson beat Palm Beach Atlantic 80-63 on Monday night.
Garfield Blair added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Hatters (2-3), who also got 10 points apiece from Marshall transfer Collins Okafor and A.J. Smith.
Derek Barnes led provisional Division II member Palm Beach Atlantic (0-2) with 13 points, while Sean Tucker and Ian Maddison each added 10.
Stetson gradually pulled away throughout the first half, taking a 30-19 lead for the first time on Brandon Williams’ layup with 2:15 left before halftime, and the margin wasn’t cut to single digits again.
The Hatters led by as many as 24 points, 76-52, after Gabe McMillen made two free throws with 2:26 left.