Houston leads Drake past NC Central 85-48

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)—Leonard Houston scored 18 points to lead Drake past North Carolina Central 85-48 Friday night in the Drake Iowa Realty Tournament.

The Bulldogs (4-1) dominated from the tipoff, hitting seven of their 11 3s in the first half and capitalizing on turnovers for a 44-18 halftime lead.

North Carolina Central (1-8) never led. It turned the ball over 26 times, leading to 38 Drake points.

Drake’s Josh Young scored 13 points and Brent Heemskerk added 12.

Ashton Sauls led North Carolina Central with 15 points. Bryan Ayala added 13 and Charles Futrell scored 12.

North Carolina Central shot 36.7 percent from the floor and was outrebounded 43-24.

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C. Futrell C. Futrell
6-11,  12 Pts
9 Rebs, 1 Assists
L. Houston L. Houston
7-12,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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