Eagles’ offense flies high over Barrons

Shakeem Holloway

Four of five Georgia Southern University men’s basketball team starters score in double figures as GSU eases past Brewton-Parker College 79-56.

The Eagles started the game on an 16-4 run that included two threes a piece from Cleon Roberts and C.J. Reed, as well as a layup from Eric Ferguson.

The Barrons went on a 16-9 run making the game 25-20 with less than nine minutes to go in the first half.

The Eagles went on another run to end the half capped off by a huge dunk by Ferguson on Greg Butler that resulted in a technical foul on Butler after Ferguson fell off of his shoulders and words were exchanged.

The score at halftime was 48-24 Eagles, the most points GSU has scored before halftime all season.

GSU was led by their big three Ferguson, Reed and Roberts who scored 36 of GSU’s 48 points as the Eagles shot 70 percent from the field in the first half, 64 percent from three.

The Barrons were led by guard Darrie Stephens who scored nine points in the first half.

Unlike many other games this season, GSU did not let up in the second half. The Eagles shot 60.4 percent for the game, 55.6 percent from three.

Ferguson finished with 19 points and grabbed four rebounds, Roberts had 13 points, Bussey added 14 points and Reed scored 16 points.

Next up for the Eagles is Virginia Tech UniIversity in an away game, which is the beginning of the 2012 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.