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Felder's 19 points, Hunter's late block key in Jacksonville State win over Belmont 72-70


JACKSONVILLE, Alabama — D.J. Felder scored 19 points to lead Jacksonville State to a 72-70 win over Belmont on Wednesday night to snap a five-game skid.

Darion Rackley contributed 16 points and Jamal Hunter added 10 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks for Jacksonville State (10-17, 3-9 Ohio Valley). The win knocked Belmont (15-10, 7-5) out of first place in the conference's East Division.

Trailing by 11 at the break, Belmont opened the second with a 10-2 run that included two buckets each from Evan Bradds and Taylor Barnette to cut the gap to 39-36. Bradds sank a layup with 10:26 left to put Belmont up 51-50 before Jacksonville took it back with seven unanswered points.

Hunter put Jacksonville State ahead for good at 68-66 with 1:38 to go and blocked a game-tying layup at the buzzer.

Bradds led Belmont with 24 points and Craig Bradshaw had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

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