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Balanced Big Red hoops closes non-conference slate with win

Four players scored in double figures and the bench paid big contributions as Cornell closed out its 2017-18 non-conference schedule with a 93-69 win over Central Penn on Friday afternoon at Newman Arena. The Big Red enters league play with a 6-7 mark, while the Knights slipped to 7-9 on the year.

The tandem of juniors Matt Morgan (21 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocked shots) and Stone Gettings (15 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block) again led the way, but they had plenty of help. Junior Jack Gordon scored a career-high 15 points, matching Ryan Wittman’s school record with his five 3-pointers without a miss. Freshmen Bryan Knapp (12 points) and Jimmy Boeheim (nine points, eight rebounds) also posted career scoring highs. The Big Red assisted on 23 baskets, hit 13-of-29 3-pointers, blocked 10 shots and controlled the game after the opening minutes despite some rough patches. Junior Steven Julian had three of the 10 blocks and chipped in four points and six boards, Terrance McBride had four points and five assists, Joel Davis notched six points, three rebounds and two assists and 11 players got into the scorebook on the evening.

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