The Latest: Ahmad scores 40, Cal State Fullerton gets 7th

Published 11-18-2018

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - The Latest on Myrtle Beach Invitational (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Khalil Ahmad set career highs with eight 3-pointers and 40 points, helping Cal State Fullerton beat Monmouth 87-63 on Sunday for seventh place in the Myrtle Beach Invitational.

Ahmad made a career-high 13 field goals, on just 22 attempts, and also had five rebounds and four steals.

Kyle Allman Jr. added 13 points for Cal State Fullerton (2-3), and Jackson Rowe had 10 rebounds and a career-high four blocks. The Titans made 13 of 27 3-pointers.

Cal State Fullerton led 52-22 at halftime after making 9 of 13 3-pointers and holding Monmouth to 20.7 percent shooting. Ahmad tied his career high with his sixth 3-pointer, and he had 29 points at the half.

Deion Hammond led Monmouth (0-6) with 15 points. The Hawks were 3 of 21 from distance and 24 of 29 at the free-throw line.

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1:20 p.m.

Freshman Jaylen Hoard had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Brandon Childress added 12 points with five assists and Wake Forest held off Valparaiso 69-63 on Sunday in the fifth-place game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.

Childress' 4-poin

Deion Hammond led Monmouth (0-6) with 15 points. The Hawks were 3 of 21 from distance and 24 of 29 at the free-throw line.

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1:20 p.m.

Freshman Jaylen Hoard had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Brandon Childress added 12 points with five assists and Wake Forest held off Valparaiso 69-63 on Sunday in the fifth-place game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.

Childress' 4-point play with 5:12 left started a 9-2 run and freshman Sharone Wright Jr. capped it with a 3-pointer for a 65-56 lead. Childress made two free throws with 24 seconds left to cap the scoring. Valpo missed a 3-pointer and after Wake Forest missed the front end of a one-and-one, the Crusaders were off on two 3-point attempts.

Freshman Isaiah Mucius chipped in with 13 points and Wright also scored 12 points for Wake Forest (3-1). Hoard has finished in double-figure scoring in all four games this season. The Demon Deac

1:20 p.m.

Freshman Jaylen Hoard had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Brandon Childress added 12 points with five assists and Wake Forest held off Valparaiso 69-63 on Sunday in the fifth-place game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.

Childress' 4-point play with 5:12 left started a 9-2 run and freshman Sharone Wright Jr. capped it with a 3-pointer for a 65-56 lead. Childress made two free throws with 24 seconds left to cap the scoring. Valpo missed a 3-pointer and after Wake Forest missed the front end of a one-and-one, the Crusaders were off on two 3-point attempts.

Freshman Isaiah Mucius chipped in with 13 points and Wright also scored 12 points for Wake Forest (3-1). Hoard has finished in double-figure scoring in all four games this season. The Demon Deacons led 33-30 at the break, with their freshmen scoring 25.

Derrik Smits led Valparaiso (2-2) with 23 points, on 9-of-16 shooting, and seven rebounds.

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8 a.m.

UCF and Western Kentucky will play for the championship on the final day of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.

The tournament resumes Sunday with four games after a one-day break. The last game features UCF and Western Kentucky after the teams' semifinal wins Friday.

Wake Forest and Valparaiso meet in the fifth-place game to start the day, followed by Cal State Fullerton and Monmouth playing for seventh. West Virginia and St. Joseph's will meet in the third-place game.

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