Thursday, January 11, 2007

Article from Furman website

Davidson Downs Furman 71-63, Extends Winning Streak To 10 Games
Thomas Sander Nets 24 Points To Pace The Wildcats.

Greenville, S.C. - Junior Thomas Sander tallied 24 points and added nine rebounds to lift Davidson to a 71-63 victory over Furman and extend the Wildcats' winning streak to 10 games Wednesday evening before 2,984 at the Bi-Lo Center.

Davidson limited Furman to 27.6% shooting from the field in the second half and compiled a 39-24 rebounding edge to improve to 14-3 overall and 5-0 in Southern Conference play. Furman falls to 7-8 overall and 1-3 in the SoCon.

Both teams blistered the nets in the opening 20 minutes with Furman grabbing a 37-36 halftime lead. The Paladins shot 56% from the field and connected on 9-of-12 three-point attempts. The Wildcats made 13-of-26 first half shots, including six treys.

Furman stretched its lead to 43-38 with 17:25 remaining before the Wildcats reeled off a 13-2 run to take a 51-45 lead with under 13 minutes left. Davidson opened a 10-point cushion, but a Stanley Jones layup and Jadee Jones three trimmed the lead to 60-55 with 5:14 to go. The Wildcats held Furman over the final five minutes converting 6-of-8 free throw attempts to hold on for the final 71-63 margin.

Jason Richards netted 18 points and Stephen Curry chipped in 15 to join Sander in double figures. Davidson shot 48.0% (24-50) from the floor for the game and connected on 17-of-22 attempts at the charity stripe.

Eric Webb and Moussa Diagne each tallied 13 points, while Robby Bostain added 11 for Furman. Diagne hit 3-of-5 treys, but the Paladins made only 1-of-11 second half three-pointers as a team.

Davidson returns to action Saturday when it travels to Wofford. Furman will travel to the College of Charleston on Saturday for a 6 p.m. contest. The game will be televised live by CSS.

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