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James Madison defeats Delaware 71-65

Jan 5, 2010 - 2:44 AM HARRISONBURG, Va.(AP) -- Denzel Bowles scored 26 points to lead James Madison in a 71-65 victory over Delaware on Monday night.

Bowles also grabbed 10 rebounds for the Dukes (7-6, 1-2 Colonial Athletic Association), while Julius Wells scored 24 points on 10-of-20 shooting.

After holding a slim 32-28 advantage at halftime, James Madison used a 15-8 run over an 8 minute span in the second half to jump out to a 58-44 lead with 7:42 remaining. Delaware would get no closer than within five points the rest of the way.

The Blue Hens (5-9, 1-2) were paced by Jawan Carter, who finished with 18 points and a career-high 11 assists. Alphonso Dawson added 14 points and seven rebounds.

Delaware, which won the previous two contests against James Madison, now leads the all-time series 11-4.

James Madison turned the ball over 17 times, but outrebounded Delaware 37-28.