Hornets Cruise Past Defenders for First Win of the Season
DOVER, Del.—Delaware State took out its frustrations on Summit University, cracking the win column for the first time this season with a wire-to-wire 93-44 victory in Memorial Hall Monday.
The Hornets, playing at home for the first time since Nov. 21, improved to 1-13 on the season, while the Defenders fell to 1-10.
The 49-point win was DSU’s largest since a 107-48 victory over Cairn during the 2013-14 season.
DeAndre Haywood led three Delaware State players in double-figures with 18 points. Aric Dickerson came off the bench in the second half to score 17 points, his high as a Hornet. Dickerson also knocked down a career-best four three-point field goals.
Dana Raysor added 15 points for the Hornets, highlighted by four three-pointers for the second straight game.
Adam Brinkley recorded a double-double for Summit, scoring a team-high 17 points and leading all players with 11 rebounds.
Joseph Lewis and Mrdjan Gasevic led the Hornets with seven rebounds each.
DSU returns to action at Morgan State on Saturday in the Hornets’ 2015-16 MEAC opener.
Late Run Sinks North Carolina Central
DURHAM, N.C.—After North Carolina Central University went on a 5-0 run to pull within two with three minutes to play, East Tennessee State University responded with a 6-1 run in just 47 seconds on its way to a 72-68 win at McDougald-McLendon Arena on Monday, Jan. 4.
A late technical foul turned the tide as ETSU (8-6) made four free throws at the line to wipe away the run from NCCU (5-10).
Dante Holmes was a major contributor with 10 points in the first eight minutes of the contest, as he made his first two three-pointers and three of six shots along with a pair of free throws.
Not to be outdone, Isaac Banks was a perfect four-for-four in the first half with eight points and seven rebounds to help ETSU grab a 30-28 lead at the break. Banks finished the game with 12 points and 12 rebounds to record a double-double.
Patrick Cole notched 18 of his game high 22 after the intermission, followed by Holmes with 18 points and nine rebounds.