Wofford Pulls Away To Win At VMI

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) – Fletcher Magee hit six 3-pointers and scored 24 points, Cameron Jackson added 20 points, and Wofford beat VMI 81-63 on Wednesday after shooting 12 of 26 from behind the arc.

Ryan Sawvell scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Nathan Hoover had 10 points, for the Terriers’ (15-15, 10-7 Southern Conference). Eric Garcia dished nine of Wofford’s 17 assists. The Terriers shot 51 percent (31 of 60) to VMI’s 45.5 percent (25 of 55).

VMI led 35-31 after Julian Eleby’s 3 and QJ Peterson’s jumper early in the second half, but the Terriers reeled off nine straight for a 46-41 lead after Magee’s 3-pointer. Magee’s 3 with 8:43 to go put the Terriers up by 10 and the Keydets got no closer than seven the rest of the way.

Wofford led 31-30 at halftime behind Jackson’s 11 points after trailing by as many as seven points.

Peterson scored 17 and Trey Chapman had 10 with 11 rebounds for VMI (6-21, 3-13), which has lost four straight.

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