Furman 75, Roanoke 49

Brandon Sebirumbi tallied a double-double, scoring 15 points and

grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds to lead Furman past Division III

Roanoke College 75-49 on Friday night.

Bryant Irwin added 14 points and two blocks for the Paladins

(1-0), while Charlie Reddick had 11 points and two blocks.

Furman couldn’t quite separate from Roanoke in the first half,

and led 37-27 at the break. But the Paladins went on a 31-8 run out

of halftime to blow the game open.

Furman shot 39.1 percent (25 of 64) from the floor compared to

just a 31 percent (18 of 58) mark for Roanoke.

The Paladins scored 21 points off Roanoke’s 19 turnovers, and

outrebounded the Maroons 52-32. Furman also outscored Roanoke 32-18

in the paint.

Kwasi Amponsah led Roanoke with 15 points, while Logan Singleton

added 11.