CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Fort Wayne’s potent offense came to play Wednesday (Nov. 30) night at Austin Peay as the Mastodons defeated the reigning Ohio Valley Conference champion Governors 103-99.
The ‘Dons shot 59 percent from the floor in the first half as they took a lead as large as 15 in the first 20 minutes. It was a 10-point 47-37 lead at the break before four quick Fort Wayne points to start the second half forced an Austin Peay timeout 1:02 into the second.
The Governors would advance within six points at 84-78 with 4:33 remaining. A corner 3-pointer by Kason Harrell pushed the Fort Wayne lead back to 10 at 89-79 a minute later. It was another Harrell 3-pointer with just over a minute left that made it a 96-86 game and all but ended it for the Governors.
Harrell finished with a career-high 21 points, 16 coming in the second half. Bryson Scott also scored 21 points. John Konchar pitched in 17 points while Brent Calhoun totaled 12. Mo Evans had a double-double with 13 points and 11 assists. As a team, the ‘Dons earned a season-high 24 assists on 38 baskets.
The Governors fall to 4-3. Fort Wayne improves to 6-2.
Fort Wayne, ranked No. 7 in the latest Mid-Major Top 25 Poll, returns to the Summit City on Saturday (Dec. 3) to face Miami (Ohio) at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Tip is set for 2:30 p.m.