CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Queens University of Charlotte men's basketball team shot 59.4 percent from the floor in picking up a 101-83 victory over visiting Armstrong State University in the PBC-SAC Challenge on Friday evening in Charlotte, N.C.
The Royals (1-0) notch the win in the season opener for both teams, while Armstrong State falls to 0-1 with the loss. The PBC-SAC Challenge concludes on Saturday with the Pirates taking on Anderson (SC) at 2:00 p.m.
Queens (NC) led by 13 at half, 49-36, and quickly stretched that lead out to 20 with a 10-3 lead over the first three minutes of the second half. The Pirates would get no closer than 13 points the rest of the way as the Royals would shoot a blistering 61.1 percent in the second half.
Armstrong State got a pair of double-doubles on the night as junior Denzel Council had 21 points and 11 rebounds, while junior KJ James had 20 points and 10 rebounds. Redshirt freshman Corey Tillery chipped in 13 points and senior Denzel Collins added 12 points. As a team, the Pirates hit 39.1 percent of their shots from the floor (39.1 percent), hitting 7-of-25 three-pointers (28 percent) and 26-of-36 foul shots (72.2 percent).
Queens (NC) placed five players in double figures, led by Daniel Camps' game-high 25 points to go with 10 rebounds. Todd Withers notched 18 points, while Jalin Alexander collected 14 points. Jared Hendryx added 11 points and Mike Davis chipped in 10 points. The Royals finished the contest 38-of-64 from the floor (59.4 percent) and 7-of-23 from three-pointer range (30.4 percent), while hitting 18-of-24 free throws (75 percent).