SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Drury bombed in 15 3-pointers and routed Quincy 88-67 in a Great Lakes Valley Conference West Division matchup Saturday afternoon before 1,860 at the O'Reilly Family Event Center.
The Panthers (11-4, 5-2 in the GLVC) shot 15 of 28 from behind the 3-point line, including 5 of 8 by Alex Hall, 3 of 4 from Kameron Bundy and 3 of 5 from Ben Fisher to bury the Hawks (7-8, 2-5).
Hall led five DU players in double-figures with 17 points, and his five treys pushed his career total to 312, second on the all-time DU list and now just 39 behind leader Matt Miller (351 from 1998-2002).
Cameron Adams hit 5 of 6 shots and added 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds, Bundy and Teddy Simniok finished with 11 points each and Drake Patterson had 10 points for the Panthers, who broke it open late in the first half.
Drury pulled out of a 17-all tie with 10 minutes left in the first half by outscoring the Hawks 29-17 the rest of the half for a 46-34 advantage at the break. A 12-4 start to the second half for the Panthers pushed the lead to 20 (58-38) with 15:24 left, and Quincy never got closer than 17 from there.
"We got on a roll and guys started making some shots," Drury coach Steve Hesser said. "When you hit 15 of 28 from 3-point range, that covers up a lot of mistakes and what-not.
"I just really like our guys. I think as we're getting to play two games a week now ... we have to go on the road next week, and if you're going to be a good team, you have to win on the road. But we did take care of business at home this weekend, and in the second half today, I saw some very positive things."
Drury hit 53 percent for the game (29 of 55), while Quincy made 25 of 55 shots (45 percent).
The Panthers won the battle of the boards 33-31, with Brandon Lockhart adding six boards to his team-leading seven assists as DU had 26 assists to just 13 turnovers for the contest.
Hesser also had praise for Fisher, the sophomore guard from Nixa who had a career-high nine points in 15 minutes of playing time, also a career best.
"I''ve got to give Ben Fisher some love ..," Hesser said. "He came back from the Christmas break, he's been buried on the depth chart and getting in on mop-up time, but he really came back from Christmas and had really good practices. I said, 'I'm going to give him a shot, and that little stinker got in there, really brought some energy with him and made some hustle plays that have been contagious with our other guys. My hat's off to him."
The Panthers' 15 3-pointers were an O'Reilly Family Event Center record and their most in a game since they went 15 for 29 against Missouri S & T in a 113-76 rout on February 23, 2008 at Weiser Gym. It was only two off the all-time school mark of 17 against Southern Nazarene on February 12, 1990.
Tyler Thompson had 25 points to lead Quincy.
Drury will be on the GLVC road next week in St. Louis, playing at Maryville on Thursday night and at Missouri-St. Louis on Saturday afternoon.
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