Freshman guard Evan Mobley scored 22 points and Georgia Southwestern cruised to a season-opening 105-76 win over the University of Puerto Rico-Cayey Saturday afternoon in Valdosta, Ga.
Five other Hurricanes joined Mobley in double figures as senior Rick Russell tallied 16 points and seven rebounds, senior guard Anthony Sargent scored 15, juniors Ric Roderick and Marcus Scott added 12 points and junior Brandon Sims chipped in 10. Scott led the ‘Canes with eight rebounds.
GSW led 58-34 at halftime. The Hurricanes shot 55 percent from the floor in the half, including 7-of-12 from beyond the arc.
Southwestern extended the lead to 31 twice in the second half and Cayey was never closer than 23 down the stretch.
The Hurricanes outrebounded the Bulls 48-25 and held a 20-2 second-chance points advantage.
GSW (1-0) hosts Carver Bible College on Sunday (Nov. 16) at 4 p.m.