Dec. 21, 2013
CONCORD, NC - Fayetteville State used a big run over a 15-minute stretch to help dominate Barber-Scotia, 75-53, in Concord on Saturday.
The Broncos turned a 20-20 tie at the 11:27 mark of the first half into a 51-22 advantage with 16:07 to play. After that, the host Sabers were powerless to get off the mat.
Three players finished in double-figures. Quentin Underwood and Juwan Addison had 12 points apiece, while Timothy Haggie contributed 11 points off the bench.
FSU (7-2) outshot Barber-Scotia from the field (50.9 to 32.1 percent), outrebounded the Sabers 41-33 and forced 26 turnovers.
"We did a great job without Paul Lane, our heart and soul defensively, and without Torian Showers," FSU coach Alphonza Kee said of his team's effort despite the absence of two key players. "I thought we were pleased getting a win going into the holidays."
Lane missed the game due to an illness, while Showers had a tooth injury to attend to. But the Broncos played well enough to not seriously miss their services.
FSU trailed early in the contest, but once the Sabers tied things at 20-20, they never seriously threatened again.
The Broncos are now off until after New Year's. They start conference play at home against Chowan on January 2.