Phoenix top Bulldogs 72-63

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)—Montell Watson had 18 points and Monty Sanders 17 to lead Elon to its first road victory of the season, 72-63, over Citadel on Thursday night.

The Phoenix (6-7, 4-1 Southern Conference) had not won on the road since defeating Georgia Southern last Feb. 15.

The Citadel led 29-20 in the first half when Elon close the half with an 8-3 run to cut things to 32-28.

The Phoenix then scored the first eight points of the second half, six of them from Watson, to move in front for good 36-32 with 18:05 to play.

Elon later added a 16-7 run, finished by Watson’s layup, that helped put the game away.

The Citadel closed within 68-61 on Matt Clark’s layup with 28 seconds to play. But Elon clinched things with four foul shots.

Watson also had six rebounds, while Sanders’ point total was a season-best. Ola Atoyebi finished with 16 points and seven rebounds for the Phoenix.

The Citadel (5-7, 0-3) was led by Zach Urbanus with 18 points. Clark had career highs of 17 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs.

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M. Sanders M. Sanders
7-11,  17 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists
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Z. Urbanus Z. Urbanus
7-16,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 6 Assists

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