Georgia Southern 79, Brewton Parker 56

Eric Ferguson scored 18 points to lead five Georgia Southern

players in double figures as the Eagles shot a blistering 70.4

percent in the first half of a 79-56 win over Brewton-Parker on

Saturday night.

The Eagles (3-5), who snapped a three-game losing streak, were

19 of 27 from the field before the break, with Ferguson hitting 6

of 7 and Cleon Roberts and C.J. Reed both making 4 of 5. Roberts

took all of his field goal attempts from beyond the arc.

Georgia Southern led 16-4 early and 48-24 at intermission, then

cooled off to 47.6 percent (10 of 21) in the second half as

Brewton-Parker (2-10), an NAIA program, outscored the Eagles

32-31.

Reed finished with 16 points, Trey Bussey 14, Roberts 13 and

Marvin Baynham 11.

Darrie Stephens paced the Barons with 26 points, making 8 of 12

field goals and 9 of 11 free throws.