Highpoint 39 37 76
Austinpeay 34 40 74
Date of game: 12/29/2012

Recap: Austin Peay vs. High Point

Chattanooga, TN (Sports Network) - John Brown scored a game-high 25 points to lead the High Point Panthers, as they edged the Austin Peay Governors, 76-74, in the consolation game of the Dr. Pepper Classic at McKenzie Arena.

Brown added six rebounds and was named to the All-Tournament team for the Panthers (5-7). Allan Chaney added 10 points and Dejuan McGaughy dished out six assists.

Anthony Campbell led the Governors (4-10) with 23 points, while Will Triggs scored 14 points, Chris Horton finished with 13 points and Travis Betran chipped in 10 points.

Neither team shot over 39.0 percent in the first half. High Point was the better of the two squads, hitting 38.2 percent of their its goal attempts, as the Panthers took a 39-34 lead into intermission. Austin Peay managed to make just 34.5 percent of its shots from the field in the half.

After halftime, both teams picked up their game, with the Panthers connecting on 48 percent from the field and the Governors hitting on 48.5 percent. The Panthers did have a 12-6 advantage at the free-throw line in the second half. Trailing by two with 6:23 to play, the Panthers went on a 7-0 run to pull ahead for good, and they held on for the victory.

High Point converted 11 Austin Peay turnovers into 14 points. The Governors had a slight rebounding edge, 41-39.

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