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Max Yon hits 5 3-pointers, scores 24 to lead Air Force past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 80-47


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Max Yon hit 5 of 8 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead Air Force past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 80-47 on Saturday.

A layup by Trent Whiting pulled Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-8) within 11-9, but Air Force scored 20 of the next 24 and the Golden Lions never again threatened. Yon scored nine and Zach Moer had seven points during the decisive run.

The Falcons (5-3) outrebounded Arkansas-Pine Bluff 31-15 and made 26 of 43 (60.5 percent) field goals, including 11 of 21 from 3-point range, and 17 of 24 free throws. The Golden Lions were 7 of 11 from the charity stripe.

Marek Olesinski added 12 points and three steals for Air Force. Matt Mooney added nine points and six assists.

Jovaughn Love led Arkansas-Pine Bluff with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Marcel Mosley scored 10 and Tevin Hammond nine with six assists and three steals.

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