Virginia Military beats Presbyterian 97-78
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP)—Austin Kenon and Stan Okoye scored 23 points apiece, leading five Virginia Military Institute players in double-figure scoring as the Keydets beat Presbyterian 97-78 on Thursday night.
Ron Burks and Michael Sparks added 14 points apiece, while Keith Gabriel finished with 13 for the Keydets (8-14, 3-9 Big South Conference), who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Kenon nailed five 3-pointers for VMI while Burks, Okoye and Sparks each hit three 3s for the Keydets.
Both VMI (40.9 percent) and Presbyterian (40 percent) had similar marks from beyond the arc, but the Keydets were 18-for-44 compared to a 6-for-15 night for the Blue Hose.
The Blue Hose went on a 22-8 run to open the game, but the 3-ball started falling for VMI after that. The Keydets hit 11 3s in under 13 minutes to take a 57-39 halftime lead.
Chase Holmes scored 21 points for Presbyterian (4-20, 2-10).