A.J. Merriweather scored 14 and Jalen Riley 11 for ETSU (12-11, 5-5 Atlantic Sun). The Buccaneers were outshot 43.6 percent to 41.9 percent, but took advantage of the Owls’ foul trouble to score 29 from the free-throw line.
Delbert Love scored seven points in Kennesaw’s 12-2 opening run, but ETSU replied with an 11-3 run, tying it at 35 at halftime on a free throw by Riley. Kennesaw committed 17 fouls in the half and 28 in the game to ETSU’s 20.
Nigel Pruitt’s back-to-back 3s put Kennesaw State up 43-39 in the second half, but the Buccaneers ripped an 11-1 run for a 55-52 lead, then pulled away.
Love led the Owls
(4-20, 1-10) with 22, Bernard Morena scored 13 and Pruitt 10.
Love became the 13th player in Kennesaw State to eclipse 1,000 career points. He now has 1,014.
Chattahoochee Tech 88, Central Georgia Tech 86: Fouled on a drive to the basket with 3 seconds left, Alijah Bennett made both of his free throws, giving the Golden Eagles the GCAA win.
Bennett, the former Sprayberry High School star, finished with 22 points on the day, second only to Alyjah Hennings’ 24.
Amonte Potter, another Sprayberry product, added 18 points for Chattahoochee Tech (19-3, 9-3), while Elijah Robinson had seven rebounds.
Central Georgia Tech 72, Chattahoochee Tech 55: The struggles continued for the Golden Eagles, who dropped the GCAA game.
Amber Mendes led Chattahoochee Tech (2-17, 0-13) with 22 points and four steals, while Steara Mitchell had 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Tiana Gray had eight points and 11 rebounds.