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Florida Atlantic dominates Ave Maria 86-51

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Jackson Trapp had a career-high 23 points to lead Florida Atlantic to a dominating 86-51 win over Ave Maria Friday.

Trapp, who had 18 points in the first half, was five of 12 on 3-point shots, totaling nine for 20 shots from the field. Pablo Bertone, who contributed 16 points, hit three of six from 3-point range.

The Owls started fast as Bertone nailed his first 3-point attempt to open the scoring. The Owls never looked back, stretching their lead to 20-8 midway in the first half. They went into the break holding a 44-23 advantage.

The Gyrenes scored the first five points in the second half to close the gap to 44-27 and kept the Owls from scoring until Trapp made a layup with 17:30 remaining.

Richard Morrow and Marquan Botley came off the bench to score 12 each for FAU.

Matt Chattin had 11 points for Ave Maria.

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