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K.J. Doucet’s Stellar Performance Leads Winthrop Eagles to Commanding Victory Against Radford in Big South ESPNU Wild Card Matchup

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Doucet’s Top-Scoring Performance Powers Winthrop Eagles to Victory Over Radford

Radford, Va – A Resounding Road Win for Winthrop Eagles

Winthrop Eagles, led by an inspired performance from K.J. Doucet, clinched a commanding 85-69 victory against Radford on Thursday evening. Playing on the road in the Demon Center, the result came as part of the Big South Conference ESPNU Wild Card matchup and was a significant boost for the team’s standing.

The Eagles Soar

Doucet led the game with an impressive 25 points, contributing significantly to the Eagles’ win. His performance was further enhanced by five rebounds and an assist, showcasing his all-around impact on the court. Kelton Talford and Kasen Harrison scored 13 points each, as the Eagles outmatched Radford’s defense. Talford almost clinched a double-double with nine rebounds, while Harrison backed up his points with three rebounds and assists each along with a steal and a block.

Radford’s Resistance

Radford’s top scorer was DaQuan Smith with 23 points, followed by Kenyon Giles and Bryan Antoine, who contributed 15 and 14 points respectively. The Radford team made a valiant attempt to challenge the rampaging Eagles, but it wasn’t enough to turn the tide of the game.

The Game Unfolds

The game was highly competitive with nine lead changes and five ties happening in the first half alone. The Eagles started the second half strong with an 8-2 run, setting the tone for the rest of the game. A key moment in the game came when Doucet completed a spectacular dunk that sparked an increase in momentum for the Eagles. Radford did try to claw back into the game, reducing a once 17-point deficit to a ten-point gap, but Winthrop’s Eagles responded in style – breaking away with a 15-point lead with only 1:33 minutes left on the clock.

Inside the Stats

The Eagles maintained a superior shooting percentage of 50% against Radford’s 45% and won the rebound battle 33-28. Doucet’s top-scoring performance was his fifth 20-point game of the season and marked a personal achievement for him in the season.

Unrelenting Eagles

With this win, the Eagles have improved to an impressive 14-4 all-time in Big South ESPNU Wild Card matchups. The Eagles will return home to host the Presbyterian College on February 21 in their next game, hoping to carry forward their winning momentum.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Winthrop Eagles’ resounding victory over Radford demonstrates the team’s growing strength and potential in the Big South Conference. Thanks to standout performances from key players like K.J. Doucet, the Eagles look set for a promising season ahead.


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