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Hoops Roundup: JMU wins on the road, BC gets first W

Senior forward Denzel Bowles (Virginia Beach, Va./Kempsville) had a game-high 20 points and sparked a second-half run to lead James Madison to a 74-67 men’s basketball victory at The Citadel Saturday night at McAlister Field House.

JMU picked up its first win of the season to improve to 1-1. The Citadel dropped to 0-3 on the young season.

The Dukes trailed 30-25 at the break and 35-25 with 19:07 to go after a pair of quick Bulldog buckets. A three-point play by junior forward Rayshawn Goins (Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville) spurred an 8-0 run as part of a bigger 21-5 run that gave JMU a 46-40 lead. That run included one stretch with Bowles hitting five of JMU’s six field goals over a span of two and a half minutes.

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