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APSU loses to North Florida, Horton scores career high

JACKSONVILLE — Chris Davenport scored 18 points and Trent Mackey 15 as North Florida broke away early to defeat APSU 80-70 Wednesday night, Dec. 16.

The lead changed hands five times early — and was tied twice — before Davenport and Beau Beech scored baskets and Aaron Bodager added a 3-pointer, and North Florida (9-4) opened a 16-10 lead after the 7-0 run. The lead grew to 41-24 by halftime.

Chris Horton scored the last six points of the game — including back-to-back dunks — as APSU (4-7) cut the gap in the final minutes. Horton scored a career-high 28 points on 13-for-19 shooting to lead the Governors, the only one in double figures, and added 17 rebounds.

North Florida made 31 of 63 shots (49 percent) and made 13 3-pointers — the seventh straight game with 10 or more 3s.

Beech scored 14 points and Dallas Moore 12 with eight assists for the Ospreys.

GAME BOX STATS

AUSTIN PEAY (4-7)

Jones 2-8 0-0 4, Horton 13-19 2-6 28, Thompson 1-5 0-0 3, Robinson 1-8 0-0 2, Davis 2-9 3-4 7, Savage 3-8 0-0 9, Porter-Bunton 4-9 0-0 9, Ivory 0-1 0-0 0, Murry 0-1 0-0 0, Glotta 3-4 0-0 8. Totals 29-72 5-10 70.

NORTH FLORIDA (9-4)

Beech 6-15 0-0 14, Davenport 8-12 0-0 18, Mackey 5-9 0-0 15, Moore 5-12 1-1 12, Malonga 1-3 1-1 3, Odum 0-0 0-0 0, Bodager 2-5 2-2 8, Daniels 4-7 1-3 10. Totals 31-63 5-7 80.

Halftime_North Florida 41-24. 3-Point Goals_Austin Peay 7-19 (Savage 3-7, Glotta 2-3, Porter-Bunton 1-1, Thompson 1-2, Ivory 0-1, Robinson 0-2, Davis 0-3), North Florida 13-38 (Mackey 5-9, Bodager 2-4, Davenport 2-5, Beech 2-8, Daniels 1-4, Moore 1-6, Malonga 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Austin Peay 43 (Horton 17), North Florida 36 (Beech, Davenport 8). Assists_Austin Peay 13 (Davis, Glotta, Ivory 3), North Florida 19 (Moore 8). Total Fouls_Austin Peay 8, North Florida 10. A_1,336.

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