Radford routs Central Pennsylvania 78-49

A huge rebounding edge helped Radford rout Central Pennsylvania

78-49 on Wednesday night.

The Highlanders (3-1) outrebounded Central Pennsylvania 57-38

and used two offensive rebounds to outscore the Knights on

second-chance points 16-0. Also, Radford dominated close to the

basket, scoring 34 points in the paint.

Javonte Green had a double-double to lead the Highlanders with

13 points and 10 rebounds. Brian Darden added 12 points and Jareal

Smith had 10 for the Highlanders.

Central Pennsylvania scored the first four points of the second

half to take a 31-30 lead, but Radford responded with a 25-6 run to

put the game out of reach at 55-37 with 9:55 remaining in the

game.

Radford’s defense forced 25 turnovers and held the Knights (4-3)

to 34 percent shooting (18 of 53), including 2 of 18 from 3-point

range.

Andre Batte, the only Knights player in double figures, scored

15 points.