Radford lays smack down on VMI, 111-84
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Three different players posted double-doubles for visiting Radford, led by Art Parakhouski’s 30 points and 22 rebounds, as the Highlanders defeated the VMI Keydets 111-84 in a Big South contest played Tuesday at Cameron Hall.
The two teams battled through a close game early, with six ties and six lead changes coming in the opening 9:52. VMI retook the lead on a basket by Hunter Houston, 24-22, with 10:08 left in the first half, but Radford launched a 15-2 run over the next 2:14 to go up 37-26, and the Highlanders would not trail again.
Parakhouski’s 30 points moved him past the 1,000 career point plateau, as he reached the mark in just 55 career games, the sixth-fastest effort in Big South history. His 22 boards tied the Cameron Hall record, was a new Radford school record and allowed him to post the first 30-20 game in Highlander history. Joey Lynch-Flohr had 13 points and grabbed 13 caroms, and Lazar Trifunovic scored 27 and had 12 boards.
With the win, Radford moves to 12-10 on the year and 8-4 in the Big South, while VMI falls to 7-14 and 2-9 in conference play.
2008 Waynesboro High School graduate Nick Gore had six points in 23 minutes off the bench for VMI.