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KENNESAW, Ga. – After suffering a tough loss on Thursday, the Owls came out inspired against Stetson taking a huge lead in the first half and cruising to an 84-65 victory victory against Stetson on Saturday, January 14 at the KSU Convocation Center.
Four Owls finished in double figures with Kendrick Ray leading the team with 20 points. Aubrey Williams recorded his 10th double-double of the season totaling 13 points and 17 rebounds.
Ray and Williams got the Owls off to a fast start as they combined to start the game 7-8 from the field and score 18 of Kennesaw State’s first 22 points to go up 22-10.
KSU continued to push out its lead behind Ray, who finished the half with 20 points going 7-10 from the floor and hit five three pointers. With 2:16 remaining in the opening frame, the Owls capped a 20-5 run with a Ray three pointer to go up 44-18 forcing Stetson to use another timeout.
Kennesaw State shot 61 percent from the floor and made seven threes to jump on the Hatters in the first 20 minutes. While playing well on offense, the team was also playing with very high energy on the defensive end holding Stetson to just 32 percent from the floor as they led 52-25 at the break.
Stetson came out with more energy in the second half, but the damage had been done. The Hatters cut the lead down to 16 with 10:29 left in the game, but James Scott scored six straight points to put KSU back up 24 allowing the Owls to coast to the finish.
Zach Cameron set multiple career highs on the night scoring seven points and pulling down 10 rebounds in 18 minutes of play.
As a team, the Owls matched a single-game record with 55 rebounds. The last time Kennesaw State achieved that was back in 2008 in a game against Mercer.
After the big win at home, KSU now will head back out on the road to face North Florida on Thursday, January 19that 7 p.m.