Monday, November 21, 2011

Falcons defeat Austin Peay 82-72

A'uston Calhoun dropped 19 points and BG shot 62 percent on three-pointers as the Falcons toppled Austin Peay, 82-72, Monday night at the Stroh Center.

The game was a part of the first day of the three-day Progressive College Basketball Experience Classic that the Falcons are hosting. Detroit and George Washington, the other two teams playing in the Classic, faced off before BG and Austin Peay, with George Washington winning, 86-73.

Calhoun added seven rebounds, while Dee Brown scored 17 points for the Falcons, who shot 46.4 percent from the floor.

Head coach Louis Orr opened up his bench, after rolling with a primarily seven-man rotation the first two games of the season. Torian Oglesby played extended minutes for the first time this season, and he responded by dropping eight points on four-of-five shooting, with six rebounds — five of them offensive.

Anthony Henderson and James Erger played for the first time this season, albiet minimally. Erger had a rebound in six minutes off the bench, while Henderson played seven minutes, but he dropped both three-point shots he attempted.

Jordon Crawford had a strong game dishing the ball, handing out seven of BG's 15 assists, while also adding seven points.

Craig Sealey, one of BG's breakout players to start the season, was in foul trobule much of the night, and as a result, did not make much of an impact. He had two rebounds, but made only one-of-four shots and played only nine minutes for the Falcons.

Austin Peay had four players score in double figures, led by a double-double from Will Triggs, who had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jerome Clyburn led the Governors with 17 points.

BG continues the Progressive CBE classic Tuesday night with a game against Detroit at 7:30 p.m. The Falcons finish the tournament Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with a game against George Washington.

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