Furman splits two game weekend homestand

Paladins beat Radford but fall to Navy
Furman splits two game weekend homestand
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Furman split a pair of home tilts over the weekend. The Paladins downed Radford on Friday 81-64, but fell to Navy Sunday 77-66.In the win over Radford Furman shot 47% from 3 point range. They jumped out to a double digit first half lead and carried a 38-28 advantage into the break. They turned up the offensive output in the 2nd half scoring 43. Paladins had 4 players in double figures vs Radford. Jalen Slawson has a double-double of 16 points and 10 boards, Mike Bothwell had 15, Conley Garrison 14 and Garrett Hein added 11.

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In the loss to Navy on Sunday, Furman struggled defensively allowing 38 1st half points and they allowed 61% from Navy for the game. Furman struggled shooting on the day, they went just 9 of 30 for 3 point range and 5 of 11 from the free throw line. Navy's John Carter Jr. led all scorers with 21, Greg Summers had 15 and Richard Njoku added 14 for Navy. Slawson had a team high 20 for Furman, Alex Hunter had 11 and Freshman Alex Williams had 10.

Furman is 3-2 against a tough early schedule, they are now off for Thanksgiving. The Paladins return to action Saturday to host USC- Upstate. That game is slated for a 4 pm tip off, you can hear every Furman game on ESPN Upstate.