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December 9, 2013

Defense propels Saints

CLINTON – One day after offense stole the show, the Ashford University men's basketball team turned in a stellar defensive effort on Saturday to pick up its second consecutive win.

Led by 20 points from junior Anthony Woods and a defense that held their opponent to 35.1 percent shooting (20-for-57), the 23rd-ranked Saints downed Jamestown College (N.D.) 75-54.

"Our defense is the cornerstone of our program," coach Oliver Drake said. "They shut down a real quality team tonight. Our guys deserve the credit because they come in and put in the work and it's paid off the last two nights. Our defense was really dialed in, and it showed tonight, especially in the second half."

Sophomore Damon Overton chipped in with 18 points and junior Tevin Harris added 12 for the Saints (9-3).

Brequan Tucker led the Jimmies (4-8) with 12 points.

In a first half that featured six ties and eight lead changes, Ashford took the lead for good at the 8:58 mark when a long 3-pointer from Woods made it an 18-15 game. Jamestown got as close as two points, but the Saints pulled away to take a 38-29 lead at the half.

Ashford left the Jimmies in the dust early in the second half, going on a 12-0 run to extend the lead to 56-35. The lead grew to as many as 27 after Harris threw down a thunderous dunk with 3:38 to go.

AU shot 54.5 percent (24-for-44) from the floor, the second straight game Ashford knocked down at least 50 percent of its shots. The Saints also dominated the rebounding battle, pulling down 41 boards to only 23 for the Jimmies.

The Saints look to keep their recent hot streak going on Friday when they welcome Faith Baptist Bible College to Clinton for a 7 p.m. game.

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