Winthrop 69, East Carolina 50
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.