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Wildcats Men’s Basketball Preseason Win Over Glenville State

by | Nov 4, 2019 | Sports

Kellan Grady takes one to the rim in an exhibition game vs Glenville State.

DAVIDSON — In its final tune-up for the regular season, Davidson held off Glenville State 102-94 in an exhibition Monday night inside Belk Arena.

Luke Frampton had to box out his brother Noah in the game vs Glenville State.

And the visiting Pioneers provided just the kind of test Wildcats’ coach Bob McKillop wanted. They pressed and trapped throughout, shot 50 percent from the floor and led by two at the break.

Jon Axel Gudmundsson did not disappoint the fans in Belk Arena.

The biggest takeaway for Davidson?

“We made big plays when we had to make big plays,” said McKillop.

The Wildcats pulled away in the final minutes after Carter Collins connected on a 3-pointer from the right corner to extend the lead to 98-94 with 1:13 to play.

Collins, with 17 points, was one of five Wildcats to score in double figures. Kellan Grady led the way with 26, while Luke Frampton scored 20 to go with seven assists and Jon Axel Gudmundsson scored 17. Luka Brajkovic added 15 points to go with a team-high nine rebounds.

Davidson’ lead peaked at 12 points following a 3-pointer by Gudmundsson at the 12:26 mark of the second half.

Glenville State also had five players score in double figures, led by Phil Bledsoe’s 26. Noah Frampton, the older brother of Davidson’s sophomore guard, scored 15.

Both teams connected on 15 3-pointers.

McKillop said the Pioneers’ up-tempo style challenged the Wildcats throughout.

Carter Collins kept the pressure up on Glenville State.

 

“They don’t invite you to play offense,” he said. “They invite you to take quick shots because that’s what they do.

Up Next
The Wildcats open the regular season Friday against Auburn at the Veterans Classic in Annapolis, Md.

 

A brotherly hug after the game -Luke Frampton (Davidson) and Noah Frampton (Glenville State)

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