Florida Gulf Coast beats Stetson 64-53

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP)—Freshman Anthony Banks scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, notching his fourth double-double of the season in a 64-53 win over Stetson on Wednesday night.

Reed Baker added 19 points, including going 4-for-6 from behind the arc, for the Eagles (7-13, 4-7 Atlantic Sun Conference). Derrick O’Neil pulled down 10 boards to go along with seven points.

Baker hit every 3-pointer for the Eagles, who finished 4-for-10 (40 percent). The Hatters were just 2-for-12 from long range (16.7 percent).

The Eagles jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first 3:34.

After Stetson cut the lead to two, the Eagles rattled off 10 straight points to take a 22-10 lead with 6:12 left in the first half. The Eagles took a 31-20 advantage at halftime and cruised from there.

Ridge Graham led the Hatters (5-14, 3-8) with 14 points, while A.J. Smith added 10 points.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Stetson
A.J. Smith A.J. Smith
3-10,  10 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Fla Gulf Coast
Anthony Banks Anthony Banks
9-12,  21 Pts
10 Rebs, 0 Assists

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