Scores

Final

Shorter 39

 

Samford 61

(4-7, 1-1 Southern)

    3:00 PM ET, December 19, 2009

    Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    SHOR 18 2139
    SAM 27 3461

    Top Performers

    Shorter: M. Brown 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Samford: J. Davis 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Samford 61, Shorter 39

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Josh Davis hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points to lead Samford to a 61-39 victory over Samford on Saturday.

    Davis, who is averaging 35.1 percent from beyond the 3-point line this season, was 5-for-10 from beyond the arc as the Bulldogs (4-7) handed the Hawks (10-2), a NAIA program, their second defeat in three games.

    John Peterson scored 12 points and Trey Montgomery added 11 for Samford, which shot 54.2 percent from the field (13-for-24) in the second half and outscored Shorter 26-4 in the paint.

    The Bulldogs led by nine at halftime and didn't pull away until Davis hit consecutive 3-pointers to turn a nine-point lead into a 50-35 advantage with 8:07 left in the game.

    Bryan Friday's layup and Jeffrey Merritt's free throw extended the advantage to 53-35 with 5:10 left.

    Montagious Brown led Shorter with 12 points and Marqise Wright had 10 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHOR
    SAM
    Points 39 61
    FG Made-Attempted 16-55 (.291) 22-47 (.468)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-21 (.143) 8-26 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-6 (.667) 9-11 (.818)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 22

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