Kennesaw State 82, Georgia Southwestern 62

Markeith Cummings scored 24 points and Kennesaw State pulled

away from Georgia Southwestern for an 82-62 win Friday night in the

season opener for both teams.

Aaron Anderson added 19 points for the Owls, who have won three

straight season openers. Cummings (8 of 14) and Anderson (9 of 12)

combined to make 17 of 26 field goal attempts. Kennesaw State made

29 of 57 shots from the field (50.9 percent).

The Owls led 40-28 and were never threatened in the second

half.

Georgia Southwestern, an NCAA Division II school, was hurt by 22

turnovers. The Hurricanes held their own on the boards, matching

the Owls with 32 rebounds. The Hurricanes also shot well, making 20

of 46 field goal attempts (43.6 percent).

Matt Shaw led the Hurricanes with 17 points and Phillip Brown

added 12.