High Point Edges Austin Peay, 76-74

Dr. Pepper Classic Consolation Game

Saturday, December 29, 2012 - by B.B. Branton

Redshirt freshman John Brown continued to impress McKenzie Arena fans as he scored a game-high 25 points, along with six rebounds and two steals as High Point (N.C.) Univ. defeated Austin Peay, 76-74, in the Dr. Pepper Classic consolation game played tonight.

Host Chattanooga faces Utah Valley State in the championship game at 7.

In Friday's games, UTC defeated High Point, 68-61, while Utah Valley stopped Austin Peay, 84-77.

Brown was 8 of 19 from the field and 9 of 12 at the free throw line, while teammate Allan Chaney contributed 10 points and five rebounds. The Panthers improve to 5-7.

Against UTC, Brown had a double-double with 26 points and 13 rebounds.

Austin Peay (4-10) had four players in double figures, led by Anthony Campbell with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Will Triggs had 14 points and eight rebounds.

Halftime: High Point, 39-34

FG%: High Point, 42.4%-41.9%

FT%: High Point, 73.3%-68.0%

3-Pt FG%: High Point, 33.3%-27.8%


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