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Rivera sinks late free throws as Stetson holds off Jacksonville 70-67

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DELAND, Florida — Angel Rivera had 14 points and hit four late free throws to lift Stetson to a 70-67 win over Jacksonville on Wednesday night.

Brian Pegg scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Kentwan Smith and Divine Myles added 12 points each and Grant Lozoya pitched in 10 for the Hatters (9-20, 3-10 Atlantic Sun), who assisted on 16 of their 23 made baskets.

J.R. Holder had a career-high 25 points, Marcel White had 14 and Kori Babineaux 10 for the Dolphins (9-21, 3-10). Jacksonville grabbed 17 offensive rebounds opposite Stetson's five and shot 18 more times, but only shot 38.3 percent.

Holder made back-to-back layups with under three minutes to go to cut Stetson's lead to four, the smallest deficit since the first half, but Rivera made 4-of-6 free throws in the last minute to hold on.

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