Stetson defeats Kennesaw State 69-52

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KENNESAW, Ga. (AP)—Sheldon Oliver scored 20 points to help Stetson defeat Kennesaw State 69-52 on Friday night and extend the Owls’ losing streak to eight games.

The Hatters (8-8, 5-3 Atlantic Sun Conference) used two second-half surges to rally from a first-half deficit. Stetson trailed by nine points with 2:57 left in the first half, then pulled within 31-25 at halftime.

The Owls (5-10, 1-5) held a 35-27 advantage with 18:39 remaining, but failed to score for the next 6:19 as Stetson went on an 18-0 run. The Hatters next launched a 12-4 spurt to take a commanding 57-39 lead with 7:21 left.

Stetson was 25-for-57 from the floor and 13-for-16 from the free-throw line while Kennesaw State made 21 of 57 field goals and 5 of 8 free throws.

Garfield Blair added 15 points for Stetson and Tim Lang had 10.

Kurtis Woods paced the Owls with 18 points.

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 Top Performers
Sheldon Oliver Sheldon Oliver
8-10,  20 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Kennesaw St.
Kurtis Woods Kurtis Woods
7-12,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists

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