JMU freshman Peyton McDaniel scores 30; Dukes beat George Mason 89-70

JMU freshman Peyton McDaniel scores 30; Dukes beat George Mason 89-70
JMU freshman Peyton McDaniel (Source: wvir)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - James Madison freshman Peyton McDaniel scored a career-high 30 points, and the Dukes defeated George Mason 89-70 on Sunday in Harrisonburg.

McDaniel made 12-of-19 shots from the field, including 6-of-9 three-pointers.

McDaniel is just the second freshman in program history to score 30 points in regulation (Sue Manelski, 33, Dec. 11/12, 1981), and the third to reach 30-plus points in a game (Dawn Evans, 38 at Indiana in OT on 3/22/08).

Sophomore Kiki Jefferson added 13 points, six rebounds and a career-high tying four assists.

James Madison (3-1) returns to action on Wednesday at home against George Washington.

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