Florida Gulf Coast beats Stetson 64-53
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.