|Graceland University 17-8, 14-7||40||47||87|
|Peru State (Neb.) 9-16, 8-13||44||35||79|
|Feb. 8, 2017|
|Graceland University||Indv. Leaders||Peru State (Neb.)|
|#24 Jeremy Deemer - 24||Points||#3 Brandon Eboigbodin - 24|
|#4 RJ Williams - 6||Rebounds||#3 Brandon Eboigbodin - 12|
|3 Players - 3||Assists||#32 Marley Biyendolo - 5|
|Graceland University||Team Statistics||Peru State (Neb.)|
|47.8% (32 - 67)||Field Goals %||51.7% (31 - 60)|
|39.3% (11 - 28)||3 Point Field Goals %||40% (10 - 25)|
|70.6% (12 - 17)||Free Throws||63.6% (7 - 11)|
|11||2nd Chance Pts||12|
LAMONI, Iowa – Jeremy Deemer recorded a team-high 24 points in (RV) Graceland University 87-79 win over Peru State College on the road.
The victory lifts Graceland University to 17-8 on the season and 14-7 in the Heart. Peru State College has dropped to 9-16 and are 8-13 in conference.
Graceland University led by seven points, five minutes into the half, before Peru State cut the margin to one (13-12) three minutes later. Midway through, triples by LT Davis RJ Williams, and Frank Cimino pushed the score to 24-14 in favor of GU.
The lead didn't last long, as the Bobcats tied the contest with five minutes to play in the half. The team's went back-and-forth, but it was Peru State who led 44-40 at the break.
Following halftime, the lead was exchanged three times over the course of the first five minutes. With 11:34 remaining in the second, Graceland saw a nine-point advantage (66-57.
An offensive board and put-back by Jeremy Deemer at the 7:44 mark, gave Graceland their largest margin of the night – 13 points (77-64). The Bobcats battled back, slashing the Jacket edge to four (80-76). Graceland maintained composure capturing the contest 87-79.
"Winning conference road games in the Heart is tough. Peru shot the ball really well and we struggled to guard their action," said Craig Doty, head coach, following the game. "I am proud of our guys for staying the course and making plays down the stretch. The different in the game was in the turnovers where we forced 14 turnovers and only committed five. It made up for our suspect defense. Both teams played well offensively."
On the night, Peru State shot 51.7 percent (31-60) from the floor, as Graceland shot 47.8 percent (32-67). Both teams shot close to 40 percent from beyond the arc. The Jackets forced 14 turnovers, committing just five. GU recorded 21 points off of PSC's turnovers.
Deemer led four Jackets in double-figures tonight, marking his sixth consecutive double-figure scoring performance. Deemer went 9-for-11 from the floor, totaling 24 points.
For Peru State, Brandon Eboigbodin and Rasha Brackeen marked 24 and 23 points, respectively. Eboigbodin completed a double-double with 12 points.
Men's basketball returns home on Saturday after playing two road games. The Jackets are hosting MidAmerica Nazarene University at 4 p.m.
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