Swoope’s late 3 fuels Elon past James Madison 67-61

ELON, N.C. (AP) Dainan Swoope scored 17 points and had seven rebounds, and Steven Santa Ana and Luke Eddy each scored 10 points to send Elon past James Madison 67-61 on Thursday night.

Elon currently owns a five-game winning streak and has won seven of its last eight.

Swoope broke a 59-all tie with a 3 with 2:01 left. His basket followed a pair of free throws by Paulius Satkus to knot the score. Satkus made a layup after Swoope’s 3 with 1:32 left but James Madison never scored again and missed its final five shots.

Elon (15-9, 7-4 Colonial Athletic Association) shot 5 for 6 from the free throw line in the final minute. Dmitri Thompson’s 3 put the Phoenix up 57-48 with 6:36 left before the Dukes went on an 11-2 run to even the score.

Satkus finished with 16 points and Jackson Kent had 15 points and nine rebounds for James Madison (6-18, 4-7).