Taylor’s Big Night Lifts NSU Past B-CU, 79-55
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A big 19-2 run in the latter stages of the game allowed the Norfolk State men’s basketball team to pull away from Bethune-Cookman in a 79-55 win on Monday night at Moore Gym.
Junior D’Shon Taylor broke out of a slump in a big way for the Spartans, finishing with a career-high 25 points to keep NSU perfect in MEAC play at 4-0, 11-8 overall. He scored 19 in the second half, including 11 points during that spurt, after the Spartans led by 11 at the break.
The Spartans’ 3-point shooting was big against the Wildcats, as they finished 11-of-23 from long range, tying their season high for treys in a game. NSU shot 52 percent overall on 26-of-50 shooting while holding B-CU to 19-of-54 from the floor (35.2 percent).
The victory was the biggest ever against the Wildcats in 29 all-time meetings.
Howard Falls to DSU
Washington, DC—James “JC” Carlton scored a career-high 27 points and James “JT” Miller added his career-best 24, but it was not enough to offset some late heroics by Amere May as Howard fell, 79-76 in an exciting Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game at Burr Gymnasium.
The game featured 8 ties and 13 lead changes. The Bison had taken a 10-point lead at the 15:40 mark of the second half, but Delaware State (7-9, 1-1 MEAC) rallied to tie the score at 70 with 2:40 left on the clock. That s when the fun began.
NEXT UP: Delaware State hosts Bethune Cookman next Saturday at 4 pm while the Bison will not play again until January 24 when they travel to Daytona Beach, FL to play the Wildcats.
NCCU Tames Savannah State Tigers for 29th Consecutive Home Victory
DURHAM, N.C. – Senior point guard Nimrod Hilliard scored a game-high 17 points to lead North Carolina Central University to a hard-fought 58-40 conference victory over Savannah State University on Monday night, extending the Eagles’ winning streak inside McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium to 29 games.
Jordan Parks collected 13 points and a game-high seven rebounds to help push the Eagles to their sixth consecutive triumph, while Anthony McDonald added 12 points on 4-for-5 shooting from long distance. Karamo Jawara contributed in many ways for NCCU (12-5, 4-0 MEAC), amassing six points, six rebounds, and game-highs of five assists, three steals and three blocked shots.
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