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GREENVILLE, S.C.  – Presbyterian played a strong second half but their comeback fell short as the Blue Hose (7-7) lost to the Furman Paladins (8-5), 75-61, on the road.

Rayshon Harrison led the Blue Hose with 15 points.

Owen McCormack scored 10 points to round out the Blue Hose double-figure scorers.

HOW IT HAPPENED

FIRST HALF – Brandon Younger scored the game’s first two points. The lead exchanged hands several times over the first five minutes. After Kirshon Thrash connected on a jumper in the lane tying the score at eight with 14:57 on the clock, Furman went on an 11-0 run taking control of the first half. PC had a stretch with four minutes left in the half where they went on a 6-0 run cutting Furman’s lead to 36-20, but the Blue Hose were not able to get any closer the rest of the half.

SECOND HALF – Presbyterian outscored Furman, 39-33, in the second half. At the 15:26 mark of the second half, Furman had a 54-31 lead. The Blue Hose went on an 11-0 run capped off by a three by McCormack which cut Furman’s lead to 54-42 with 11:57 on the clock. Terrell Ard, Jr. and Thrash also scored during the run. Presbyterian was able to get within 12 points a couple of times but they were not able to get any closer to the Paladins.

NOTES

  • Harrison’s 15 points marked his 31st career double-figure scoring game.
  • McCormack’s 10 points performance was his 19th career double-digit scoring game.
  • Presbyterian finished the game with a 38-30 advantage in points in the paint.
  • The Blue Hose forced 13 Furman turnovers which led to 17 points off those turnovers.

NEXT GAME

The Blue Hose finish non-conference play against Truett McConnell in the Templeton Center on Thursday, December 30 at 7 p.m.