Abdulai, Carter lead James Madison to 84-52 win over Longwood
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP)—Jalloh Abdulai had 23 points and Terrance Carter added 20 as James Madison beat Longwood 84-52 Wednesday to win its fourth straight.
The Dukes (6-1) are off to their best start since the 1986-87 season, when they opened 10-1.
Carter had eight points during an 18-1 James Madison run to begin the second half. The Dukes followed with an 18-8 run capped off by back-to-back 3-pointers by Kyle Swanston to make it 82-37 with 6:25 remaining. The Lancers (2-8) answered with a 13-2 run, during which they scored four of their seven field goals of the half.
The Lancers shot just under 28 percent, compared to nearly 57 percent shooting for James Madison.
Longwood got on the board first, but the Dukes scored 12 unanswered points, including six from Curtis Pierre. A 13-4 run later in the half put the Dukes up 42-20 with 4:10 left to play before the break. James Madison led 46-26 at halftime.
Kirk Williams led Longwood with 16 points.