Radford rolls past Presbyterian 75-58
RADFORD, Va. (AP)—Art Parakhouski scored 24 points and had 11 rebounds to lead Radford to a 75-58 victory over Presbyterian on Thursday night.
Parakhouski leads the nation with 23 double-doubles and the Highlanders (17-11, 12-5 Big South Conference) shot 55 percent from the floor (16 of 29) in the first half to take a 17-point lead at the break. They have won six of their past seven games.
Radford finished the first half on a 20-4 run as Gorkem Sonmez hit three 3-pointers in less than 4 minutes and Amir Johnson hit another 3 with 1 second left before halftime.
The Highlanders pushed their lead to 48-28 on Lazar Trifunovic’s layup with 17:29 remaining and led by 13 points or more for the rest of the game.
Radford outrebounded Presbyterian 43-26.
Sonmez, Trifunovic and Joey Lynch-Flohr scored 10 points each.
Chase Holmes led Presbyterian (5-25, 2-15) with 13 points.