Simmons keys Bobcats’ win
Published 9:09 pm Saturday, November 14, 2015
ATHENS (AP) — Jaaron Simmons scored 20 points — 13 from the free-throw line — and Ohio beat Florida Gulf Coast 85-75 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday.
With less than two minutes to play the Eagles’ Christian Terrell hit a layup to cut the lead to 76-70. Forced to foul to stop the clock, however, Simmons made 7 of 8 free throws to preserve the win.
Simmons was 13 for 17 from the free-throw line, had seven assists and four rebounds. Kenny Kaminski had 17 points nine rebounds for the Bobcats.
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Marc Eddy Norelia had 21 points and nine rebounds for Florida Gulf Coast which trailed most of the game.
Ohio dominated the boards with a 45-31 rebounding edge.
The Bobcats’ Wadly Mompremier had 12 rebounds_seven on the offensive end_and had 12 points.