VMI beats Southern Wesleyan 113-94

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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP)—Chavis Holmes scored 26 points and Travis Holmes added 21 to help Virginia Military Institute beat Southern Wesleyan 113-94 on Saturday.

Reserve Keith Gabriel, who shot 4 of 6 from beyond the 3-point line, had 20 points for the Keydets (8-2). VMI jumped out to a 19-7 lead in the first half on a layup by Holmes, who shot 9 of 13 from the field and made all seven of his free throws.

The Warriors (4-7) cut the lead to 19-14 on a jumper by Bryon Wimphrie, who scored 18 points. But Southern Wesleyan would not pull closer, as the Keydets outscored the Warriors 26-11 over a six minute span to claim a 45-25 advantage on a 3-pointer by Michael Sparks, who finished with 12 points.

VMI held a 65-37 lead at halftime and built a 30-point lead with 18:27 left in the second half.

Nick Lagroone led Southern Wesleyan with 29 points and seven rebounds.

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