Filer's 21 points lead Clemson to blowout victory

Filer's 21 points lead Clemson to blowout victory
January 1, 2013, 6:04 pm
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The Citadel's Janeil Jenkins, second from left, runs downcourt as Clemson's Adonis Filer and Landry Nnoko, right, give chase during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/The Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer)


CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Freshman Adonis Filer scored a career high 21 points on a perfect shooting performance and fueled a 27-4 first-half run that carried Clemson to its 15th straight victory over Citadel 92-51 on Tuesday.

Filer had three 3-pointers and 10 points during the surge, which turned a tight game into a blowout for the Tigers (8-4).

Citadel (3-8) lost its seventh straight on the season. The Bulldogs, though, hung with their Atlantic Coast Conference opponents early on as Dylen Setzekorn's arching 3-pointer drew them within a basket, 18-16, with 10:01 left before halftime.

That's when Filer and the Tigers got going on their back-breaking run. He opened the charge with a three as Clemson took control over the next eight minutes. Filer added two more 3-pointers and when he closed the run on a foul shot, the Tigers were ahead 45-20 and cruising.

Filer was 7 of 7 from the field.