Scores

Final

James Madison 78

(5-4, 0-1 CAA)

Gardner-Webb 57

(3-6, 0-1 Big South)

    7:00 PM ET, December 17, 2009

    Paul Porter Arena, Boiling Springs, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    JMU 31 4778
    WEBB 29 2857

    Top Performers

    James Madison: D. Bowles 37 Pts, 15 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Gardner-Webb: C. Hailey 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

    James Madison 78, Gardner-Webb 57

    Associated Press

    BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Denzel Bowles scored 37 points and had 15 rebounds to lead James Madison to a 78-57 victory over Gardner-Webb on Thursday night.

    Bowles, a transfer from Texas A&M playing in his second game for the Dukes (5-4), was 17-for-25 from the field and helped James Madison dominate the second half and win for the first time in three games.

    The Dukes gradually built their lead from a two-point halftime advantage to 47-41 on Bowles' layup with 12:09 remaining. Alioune Diouf scored on a layup and Bowles came through with another basket for a 51-41 advantage with 11:16 left.

    James Madison scored 56 of its points in the paint and made just three shots outside the lane.

    Gardner-Webb (3-6) lost its sixth straight game, its longest losing streak since joining Division I in 2000-01.

    Darren White added 22 points for James Madison.

    C.J. Hailey led Gardner-Webb with 19 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    JMU
    WEBB
    Points 78 57
    FG Made-Attempted 31-59 (.525) 20-60 (.333)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-12 (.167) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-19 (.737) 13-16 (.813)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 21 10

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