Florida Atlantic 106, Warner Southern 99

Raymond Taylor scored 25 points, including 12 of Florida

Atlantic’s 14 points in the third overtime period, to help the Owls

outlast Warner 106-99 on Thursday night.

Taylor was only 4-for-15 from the field, but 16-for-18 from the

free throw line, including 8-for-8 in the final overtime for

Florida Atlantic (4-3), which was playing after a nine-day break

for exams.

Warner, an NAIA school, jumped out to a 19-6 lead and led 38-34

at halftime. The Royals led by seven late in the second half, but a

Taylor 3-pointer put the Owls ahead 68-67 with 2:53 left.

Derell Henderson, who led Warner with 31 points and 11 rebounds,

hit a free throw with 1:25 left and Taylor missed a 3-pointer with

1 second left in regulation.

Florida Atlantic’s Greg Gantt missed the second of two free

throws to force the second overtime and Dennis Bender’s two foul

shots for Warner prompted the third.