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PC women fall at Furman; men knock off SCSU

The Presbyterian College basketball teams wrapped up non-conference play Wednesday night when they both went on the road – with varied results.

PC’s women got 24 points from Shamani Stafford and 20 points from Kacie Hall, but Furman’s Je’Jzae Davidson had a game-high 28 points as the Paladins picked up a 76-68 victory over the Blue Hose at Timmons Arena.

Furman hit 16 of 22 free throws on the night to help get past PC, including 13 of 16 in the fourth quarter alone. PC shot 13 of 17 from the line.

Paladin reserve Celea Taborn had 15 points and former PC player Taylor Petty had 12 points and four assists. Kaitlyn Duncan added 16 rebounds.

PC (2-9) plays at Campbell Saturday to open Big South play.

PC men: Davin Bell had 19 points and Adam Flagler added 16 points as the Blue Hose edged out South Carolina State, 72-70, in Orangeburg. PC moved to 8-7 on the season.

The Blue Hose were outrebounded 37-22 in the game, but forced 18 turnovers. PC gave the ball up just eight times.

Presbyterian hosts USC Upstate Saturday in the conference opener.

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