JMU Wins Again

Semenov, Nation Fuel 49-46 Win

Posted: January 30, 2014

BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore guard Andre Nation scored 13 points and senior forward Andrey Semenov added nine big second-half points as James Madison beat Northeastern 49-46 in a Colonial Athletic Association basketball game Wednesday at Matthews Arena.

JMU’s first win in Boston since 2007 evened the season series with NU and moved the Dukes (8-13 overall, 3-4 in the CAA) into a fifth-place tie in the CAA. It was Madison’s second consecutive win after a four-game losing streak.

Semenov hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 3:15 remaining to give the Dukes a 47-44 lead.

Semenov moved into ninth on JMU’s career 3-pointers list with 147 thanks to two second-half treys to go with a conventional three-point play. Two of his three-point possessions came with tie scores in the final five minutes of play.

Sophomore guard David Walker led Northeastern (7-15, 4-4) with 15 points, and junior forward Scott Eatherton had 13 rebounds.

JMU’s 46 points allowed was a season low. It also was the lowest in almost exactly a year – the Dukes defeated Hofstra 62-41 on Jan. 31, 2013. The 95 combined points were the fewest in any CAA conference game this season by a margin of 12 points.

JAMES MADISON (8-13)

Curry 3-8 0-0 6, Semenov 3-10 1-1 9, Vodanovich 1-1 1-1 3, Nation 6-11 0-0 13, Bessick 4-7 0-0 8, Cooke 2-5 3-4 8, Kent 0-5 0-0 0, Dalembert 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 20-49 5-6 49.

NORTHEASTERN (7-15)

Pollard 3-11 1-4 9, Walker 5-10 3-3 15, Banegas-Flores 2-5 0-1 4, Stahl 2-6 1-2 5, Eatherton 2-5 1-2 5, Avenant 0-0 0-0 0, Marshall 2-5 0-0 6, Peck 1-3 0-0 2, Abakah 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 17-45 6-13 46.

Halftime—Tied 24-24. 3-Point Goals—James Madison 4-14 (Semenov 2-6, Cooke 1-1, Nation 1-3, Kent 0-2, Curry 0-2), Northeastern 6-19 (Marshall 2-3, Walker 2-5, Pollard 2-9, Peck 0-1, Banegas-Flores 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—James Madison 28 (Nation 7), Northeastern 31 (Eatherton 13). Assists—James Madison 11 (Curry 5), Northeastern 11 (Pollard 4). Total Fouls—James Madison 16, Northeastern 10. A—911.



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