Flagler’s men’s basketball team won its second Peach Belt Conference game in a row on Thursday, The Saints will try to make it three straight today.
“The biggest difference has been our competitive energy and willingness to share the ball,” said Flagler coach Chad Warner, whose squad defeated Georgia Southwestern State 88-67 Thursday night at Flagler Gymnasium to improve to 6-8, 3-7 in the conference.
Sophomore Damerit Brown scored a season-high 27 points, including 18 in the second half, as all five starters scored in double figures with Jeffercy Jean scoring 12, Cortlin Davis and Vaughn McCall 12 each and Chris Williams adding 11 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Georgia Southwestern fell to 9-5, 5-5 with the loss.
The Saints will meet another .500 team in the conference today when they visit Francis Marion (10-5, 5-5) for a 3:30 p.m. game.
“We have stressed all year to attack the process and focus on the results,” said Warner, the Saints’ first-year coach. “We just want to play the right way and earn the right to compete. We have to keep taking those steps every day.”
Today’s game will be the Saints’ fourth in seven games.
The Flagler women, meanwhile, will try to break a second-place tie in the conference. The Lady Saints (10-4, 8-2) will play the first game at 1:30 p.m. today at Francis Marion (11-4, 8-2).
Tiffany Hodge and Bri Roberts each scored 16 points in Flagler’s 89-77 win over Georgia Southwestern on Thursday. Tabitha Odabe notched her fourth straight double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.
On Monday, the Flagler teams continue their road trip with games at Columbus State.