The Radford men’s basketball team had a solid second half en route to a 74-51 win over Mount Aloysius on Wednesday night at the Dedmon Center.
The game was tied at the half, but Radford (14-11) outscored Mount Aloysius (0-1) 41-18 in the second half and pulled away through the final 8:22 with a 21-6 run.
The Highlanders shot 51.9 percent from the floor in the first half but were bested by the Mounties’ 54.2 percent. Mount Aloysius hung around by knocking down 4-of-10 (40 percent) 3-pointers.
The Highlanders also shot over 50.0 percent in the second half with an even better 54.2 percent from the floor. Radford shot 38.5 percent (5-of-13) from long range in the second half. Bryan Hart had three of them and he notched 13 points, the most he& has had in a Radford uniform.
Defensively, the Highlanders held the Mounties to just 26.1 percent shooting in the second half with only six made field goals. Four of the six field goals were 3-pointers.
Radford forced eight turnovers in each half but scored only six points off those turnovers in the first half and tallied 14 points off those turnovers in the second half.
Four Highlanders were in double-figures, led by Shaquan Jules’ 14 points. He was one rebound shy of a double-double. He went 7-for-7 in the game and had a 25 in the +/- column. Hart also contributed 13 points while Chyree Walker and Dravon Mangum had 12 points each.
Stat of the Game
All of Hart’s points came in the second half. He knocked down a career-high three 3-pointers.
Inside the Box Score
Radford ended the game shooting 52.9 percent from the floor while Mount Aloysius finished shooting 40.4 percent. Mount Aloysius held a lead for 1:02 of the game, early in the second half.
Radford outrebounded the Mounties 39-19 and outscored them in the paint 42-18.