North Florida 73, Lipscomb 64

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)—Four players scored in double figures, including two double-doubles, as North Florida defeated Lipscomb 73-64 Thursday night.

James Grimball scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds and Arnold Henry had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Ospreys (3-25, 1-16 Atlantic Sun Conference). Chris Timberlake had a team-high 16 points for North Florida and Germaine Sparkes added 13 points.

North Florida led by as many as 11 points in the first half before Lipscomb (17-11, 11-6) cut that lead to 32-27 at the half. The Bison got to within three points of the Ospreys several times in the second half, but could not get any closer.

Germaine Sparkes hit a 3-pointer with 2:54 remaining in the game to give North Florida a seven-point lead and the Ospreys hit 10 free throws in the final 1:45, including nine consecutive shots, to seal the win. Brian Fisk had a game-high 21 points for the Bison, which shot just 34.8 percent from the floor, including 9-of-26 3-pointers.

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B. Fisk B. Fisk
5-14,  21 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists
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C. Timberlake C. Timberlake
4-5,  16 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists

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