Elon beats Georgia Southern 57-54

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STATESBORO, Ga. (AP)—Adam Constantine’s dunk broke a 54-all tie, and Elon held Georgia Southern scoreless for the last 2 minutes to seal a 57-54 win on Thursday night.

Georgia Southern led by two at halftime, and the teams traded leads in the second half before Ben Drayton III’s layup put the Eagles ahead 54-52 with 3:52 to play. But Brett James hit a jumper 43 seconds later to pull Elon (7-13, 4-8 Southern Conference) even, and Constantine’s slam dunk put the Phoenix up by two with 2 minutes left.

The Phoenix held the Eagles (7-14, 5-8) scoreless from there, and Josh Bonney’s free throw gave Elon its final margin.

James scored 15 points to pace Elon, while Ola Atoyebi and Chris Long added 11 apiece. Constantine finished with four points and 11 rebounds.

Drayton led the Eagles with 17 points, Tyler Troupe had 14 points and 16 boards and Antonio Hanson added 11.

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