Men’s basketball tips off season with a win

Photo by: Brandon Warnock

Chase Davis

The Georgia Southern University men’s basketball team collided with the Columbia International University Rams and came out victorious in the first game of the season, 110-74.

The Eagles had six players reach double figures in scoring: senior forward Marvin Baynham, who posted a career-high 16, senior guard Tre Bussey with 20, junior forward Angel Matias with 10, junior guard Curtis Diamond with 16, freshman forward Kyle Doyle with 11 and junior guard Jelani Hewitt, who led all scoring with 25.

The Eagles collectively shot 56.7 percent from the floor.  The game marked the first time the Eagles scored more than 100 points since the 2010-2011 season.

The Rams were led by junior guard Ben Johnson and freshman forward Ryan Gibson, who chipped in 20 and 17 respectively.

The Eagles will travel to Coral Gables, FL. to take on the University of Miami Hurricanes on Monday.