Moody, Hymon Lead Rebels Over Towson
Marcanvis Hymon
Nov. 20, 2015

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Senior Stefan Moody scored a career-high 30 points and redshirt freshman Marcanvis Hymon posted career bests with 20 points and 9 boards as Ole Miss rolled over Towson 76-60 at the Gildan Charleston Classic Friday. 

The Rebels (3-1) recovered nicely from the season's first defeat to George Mason on Thursday. They shot 74.1 percent in the opening half to take a 48-26 lead. Moody led the way, making seven of his 10 field goals for 17 points.

Towson (1-3) used a 16-2 run at the start of the second half to slice the Rebels' lead to 50-42 with 14 minutes to play. But behind Moody and Hymon, Ole Miss opened things up again and stayed comfortably out front the rest of the way.

Byron Hawkins had a career-best 28 points to lead the Tigers.

Moody made 10 of his 18 shots overall, including five 3-pointers. He surpassed his previous best of 29 points, which he accomplished twice before including in the Rebels' season-opening victory over Northwestern State on Nov. 13.

Hymon had nine rebounds to go along with his scoring. He crumpled to the floor late in the game after taking an apparent forearm shot from Towson's Arnaud William Adala Moto. Hymon got up on his own and did not return with the Rebels up big.

Ole Miss will play for fifth place on Sunday while Towson will try and avoid going 0-for-Charleston in the seventh-place game.

The Rebels were hoping to quickly rebound from their first loss of the season, a 68-62 defeat to George Mason here. And Ole Miss did that against Towson with a 16-2 run to take control in the opening minutes.

Moody had three baskets and Hymon had two during the surge, which saw Ole Miss go in front 18-6.

The Rebels took off again later in the opening period with a 23-8 spurt where they made nine of 12 shots.


 

 

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