SAVANNAH, Ga. - Cameron Dozier scored 18 points in the first half. Brandon Price scored 18 in the second half. Together the senior guards helped lead the Georgia Southwestern men's basketball team past Armstrong State University, 83-72, on Monday afternoon in Alumni Arena.
GSW picked up its first road win of the season and improved to 5-10 overall and 3-5 in the Peach Belt Conference, while Armstrong suffered its fifth straight loss and saw its mark dip to 6-10, 1-6 in conference play.
The Hurricanes turned in their best shooting performance of the season, connecting on 58.8 percent of their attempts, including 46.7 percent from beyond the arc. It's the second time in four games that GSW finished with a shooting percentage over 50 percent. For good measure, they added 16 of 20 (80 percent) from the charity stripe.
GSW grabbed the early advantage when Dozier drained a 3-pointer with 18:14 left in the half to go on top, 7-4, and a 10-0 run midway through the period, capped by a Tevin Wise 3-pointer, gave GSW its largest lead of the opening stanza, 31-20.
Armstrong answered with an 8-0 run of its own and wrestled the lead away in the closing minute of the half to put the Hurricanes down at the break, 44-40.
Then it was time for the Price show. Price scored the first 10 points of the half for GSW and outscored Armstrong, 10-2, to give the Hurricanes a lead they would not relinquish. GSW added an 11-2 run moments later, with the help of six more points from Price, to build a comfortable cushion that was maintained until the final horn.
Price finished with a game-high 27 points, added six rebounds and four assists. Dozier made 8 of 12 shots, joined Price with six boards and finished with 24 points. Cameron Clayton sank 5 of 7 from the floor, chipped in 12 points and snagged a team-best seven rebounds.
Armstrong had its own two-headed scoring attack with Corey Tillery and Jamison Jeffers. Tillery finished with 23 points and Jeffers added 22. Denzel Council finished a point shy of a double-double with nine points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
The Hurricanes return home to host the University of North Georgia on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.