Beech scores 19; North Florida rolls over Stetson 81-67
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Beau Beech scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as North Florida rolled over Stetson 81-67 in the quarterfinal round of the Atlantic Sun tournament Tuesday night.
North Florida (21-11), the No. 1 seed, will face No. 5 seed Lipscomb (14-16) in the semifinal on Thursday. Lipscomb defeated Northern Kentucky 76-73 in overtime to advance.
Dallas Moore had 16 points and Chris Davenport and Trent Mackey chipped in 12 apiece for the Ospreys. Demarcus Daniels pulled down 11 rebounds.
North Florida rolled to a 45-28 halftime advantage and was up 67-38 midway through the second half, but Stetson (9-22) never threatened.
Kentwan Smith and Divine Myles had 19 points apiece and pulled down a combined 15 rebounds for Stetson.
North Florida, which shot 60 percent in the first half, made 30 of 57 attempts from the floor for the game while limiting the Hatters to 26-of-61 shooting