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State hoops roundup (Nov. 17): Morgan State men post first win, 88-73 over D-II Wilmington

Phillip Carr scored 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds and Morgan State cruised to an 88-73 win over Division II Wilmington on Thursday night.

It was the first win for the host Bears, who had lost their first two games of the season.

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Carr finished an efficient 8-for-11 from the field. David Syfax also finished with 21 points for the Bears, who shot 50.8 percent from the field while limiting Wilmington to 35.6 percent.

Tiwian Kendley added 19 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists for Morgan State.

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Tyaire Ponzo-Meek led all scorers with 23 points for Wilmington to go along with six rebounds. Nick Richards added 15 points for Wilmington.

Kendley hit a 3-pointer 11 seconds into the game and the Bears raced out to an early 10-1 lead. They continued to pile on, extending the lead to 41-20 with 3:22 left in the opening period.

Brigham Young 96, Coppin State 59: Eric Mika was 6 of 8 from the floor for 18 points and blocked three shots as the host Cougars (2-0)  drubbed the Eagles (0-4).

Mika, who had a career-high 26 points and 18 rebounds in BYU's 82-73 win over Princeton on Monday, hit a jumper and made two free throws to open the scoring against the Eagles. BYU was up 48-32 at the break.

Nick Emery added 13 points and TJ Haws and Elijah Bryant chipped in 11 points apiece as 12 BYU players scored. Yoeli Childs grabbed 15 rebounds and L.J. Rose dished out five assists for the Cougars.

BYU was 34 of 65 (52.3) from the field, while limiting Coppin State (0-4) to 25.9 percent shooting. The Cougars also controlled the boards, pulling down 63 rebounds to 39 for the Eagles. Freshman Dejuan Clayton had 11 points and Terry Harris Jr. (City) 10 for the Eagles.

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Morgan State 79, Washington Adventist 28: The host Bears (1-1) opened with a 10-0 run and led 25-6 after the first quarter to roll past the Shock (0-7).

Four Morgan State players scored in double digits: Tykyrah Williams (22 points), Lexus Spears (15), Braennan Farrar (14) and D'Jhai Patterson-Ricks (10).

Demyra Selby scored nine points to lead Washington Adventist.

Towson 69, Wagner 40: The Tigers (2-0) used tough defense to limit the host Seahawks (1-2) to single-digit scoring in three of the four quarters.

Raven Bankston and Sianni Martin led the way for Towson in scoring. Bankston had 16 points and Martin had 15.

The Tigers scored 30 points off turnovers and 32 points in the paint.

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