Watson leads Elon past Georgia State, 71-49
ELON, N.C. (AP)—Montell Watson scored 15 points Saturday to lead Elon past Georgia State 71-49.
Ola Atoyebi added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Phoenix (2-1), who shot 58 percent for the game despite going 2-for-10 from 3-point range.
Rashad Chase had 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Panthers (0-2), who got a subpar day from leading scorer Leonard Mendez (six points, 2-for-10 shooting). Georgia State shot 38 percent and committed 22 turnovers.
Elon never trailed, scoring the first 11 points and taking a 34-24 lead at halftime. Georgia State cut that to 38-31 early after the break, but Elon held the Panthers scoreless for more than eight minutes during a 16-0 run that effectively ended the contest.