From Sun staff and news services
January 29, 2013
Senior guard Ray Willis scored 19 points to help North Carolina Central remain unbeaten in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men's basketball Monday with a 69-61 victory over Morgan State at McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium in Durham, N.C.
The Eagles (13-7, 6-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) won their seventh in a row.
Junior forward Stanton Kidd had 13 points and seven rebounds, while sophomore forward Jay Copeland added 10 points for the Eagles.
Senior guard Anthony Hubbard and junior swingman Justin Black scored 20 points apiece for the Bears (6-11, 3-3).
Morgan State led 17-14 with less than 12 minutes to play in the opening half, but North Carolina Central took control with a 12-2 run over the next four minutes. The Bears mounted an 8-2 run to close the half, giving them a 42-31 lead at the break.
Hubbard scored 10 of his team's 13 points over a seven-minute stretch to lead the Bears back in the second period. Morgan State cut the lead to three on a couple of occasions midway through the half and again with 1:34 to play, but the Eagles held on for the win.
North Carolina A&T 63, Coppin State 62: Jeremy Underwood hit a 3-pointer with nine seconds to play in regulation, lifting the host Aggies (10-11, 3-3 MEAC) to their third win in the past four games. Senior forward Adrian Powell scored 23 points in the win.
Powell was one of two players who scored in double figures for the Aggies. Junior guard Lamont Middleton recorded a double-double, posting 14 points and 10 rebounds. Senior forward Austin Witter also had a strong game for the Aggies, registering eight points, eight rebounds, five assists and four blocked shots.
Junior guard Andre Armstrong scored a game-high 27 points for the Eagles (5-17, 2-5), who have lost three of their past four. Junior forward Michael Murray had 11 points and seven rebounds.
North Carolina A&T shot 43.3 percent from the field and made just seven of 23 3-point attempts. Coppin State shot 40 percent but connected on 13 of 23 attempts from beyond the arc.
North Carolina A&T 70, Coppin State 64: Senior Leola Spotwood scored a career-high 22 points, but Tracy King led a balanced attack with 17 points as the host Aggies (12-7, 4-2 MEAC) defeated the Eagles (8-13, 4-4 ).
King led four players in double figures in scoring with 17 points, while Amber Calvin had 13 points, Adriana Nazario scored 12 points and JaQuayla Berry had 11 points.
Coppin State received 17 points and 13 rebounds from Larrisa Carter and 13 points and six rebounds from Kyra Coleman.
Mount St. Mary's 73, Wagner 58: Sydney Henderson powered a 23-6 run to close the first half with 11 points and finished the game with 19 points to propel the host Mount (9-10, 5-3 Northeast Conference).
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