Winthrop 69, East Carolina 50

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)—Michael Jenkins scored 19 points including five 3-pointers to lead Winthrop past East Carolina 69-50 on Thursday.

Torrell Martin added 15 points and Craig Bradshaw finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for Winthrop (9-3).

Darrell Jenkins and Sam Hinnant scored 12 points each to lead the Pirates (4-6), who recorded their fifth straight loss.

Winthrop led by as many as 22 points after Taj McCullough’s jumper widened the gap to 60-38 with just under nine minutes to play.

The Eagles shot 47 percent for the game and held East Carolina to 33 percent on 16-of-48 from the field, but the Pirates edged Winthrop 36-35 on the boards.

The Eagles put the game out of reach after outscoring the Pirates 35-16 during the first 12 minutes of the second half.

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 Top Performers
 Winthrop
M. Jenkins M. Jenkins
7-12,  19 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists
 East Carolina
S. Hinnant S. Hinnant
3-6,  12 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists

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