Matthews leads FMU Men in loss to Bearcats

Matthews leads FMU Men in loss to Bearcats

FLORENCE, SC – Lander University shot a sizzling 65.5 percent from the floor over the final 20 minutes to pull away from Francis Marion University and record a 100-80 victory, Saturday (Jan. 11) afternoon in Peach Belt Conference men's basketball action.

The Patriots will play at Augusta University on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., and then return to the Smith University Center to host Clayton State University on next Saturday afternoon (Jan. 18) at 3:30 p.m.

Junior forward Keith Matthews led Francis Marion with a career-high 20 points, on 7-of-11 shooting, and a team-high five rebounds.  It marks the second straight contest the Columbia native has registered a new career high for points.

Sophomore guard Gabriel Dickerson came off the FMU bench to notch a career-high 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting.  Sophomore center Winston Hill added 11 points, senior point guard Jaquez Smith nine, and sophomore guard Alex Cox and freshman center Jamal Edmondson eight apiece.

Senior guard Tyler Brevard paced four Lander (10-3, 4-1) players in double figures with 21 points.

 

POST-GAME COMMENTS FROM FMU HEAD COACH GARY EDWARDS

01/11/20 3:30 pm at Florence, SC (Smith University Center)
LANDER 100, FRANCIS MARION 80
LANDER (10-3,4-1 Peach B)
Tyler Brevard 8-13 3-4 21; Elijah Alston 6-12 1-2 17; Deon Berrien 6-11 4-4
16; Justin Holliday 4-4 0-0 11; Deshundre Rucker 1-4 5-6 7; Zane Rankin 2-3
0-0 6; DaJuan Moorer 3-5 0-0 6; Morris Robinson Jr. 0-0 5-6 5; LaRaymond
Spivery 2-3 0-0 5; Sidney Robinson 1-6 2-4 4; Codrin Cobzaru 1-3 0-0 2; Ryan
Jolly 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-65 20-26 100.
FRANCIS MARION (3-9,2-3 Peach Be)
Keith Matthews 7-11 3-4 20; Gabriel Dickerson 7-9 0-1 15; Winston Hill 3-6
5-7 11; Jaquez Smith 4-12 0-0 9; Alex Cox 3-4 0-0 8; Jamal Edmonson 4-6 0-2
8; Ja'Lil Robinson 2-4 2-4 6; Douglas Dwight 1-8 0-0 2; Trey Jones 0-1 1-2
1; Loginn Norton 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-62 11-20 80.
Lander........................   47   53  -  100
Francis Marion...........   36   44  -   80
3-point goals--Lander 12-22 (Elijah Alston 4-10; Justin Holliday 3-3; Zane
Rankin 2-2; Tyler Brevard 2-3; LaRaymond Spivery 1-1; Sidney Robinson 0-3),
Francis Marion 7-26 (Keith Matthews 3-5; Alex Cox 2-3; Jaquez Smith 1-5;
Gabriel Dickerson 1-2; Douglas Dwight 0-6; Loginn Norton 0-1; Ja'Lil
Robinson 0-1; Jamal Edmonson 0-2; Winston Hill 0-1). Fouled
out--Lander-None, Francis Marion-None. Rebounds--Lander 43 (Deon Berrien 8;
DaJuan Moorer 8), Francis Marion 21 (Keith Matthews 5). Assists--Lander 22
(Tyler Brevard 4), Francis Marion 13 (Jaquez Smith 6). Total fouls--Lander
19, Francis Marion 18. Technical fouls--None. A-897