Hampton beats Winston-Salem 59-43

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP)—Vincent Simpson scored 12 points and Hampton beat Winston-Salem State 59-43 on Sunday night.

The Pirates (9-8) jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the first seven minutes and led 32-17 at halftime.

Winston-Salem State (4-12) was 6-for-25 from the field in the first half (24 percent) as Hampton had its biggest lead, 32-14, with 1:03 before intermission on a layup by Michael Freeman.

The Rams reduced the deficit to 10 points four times in the second half, but their 43.5 percent shooting effort in the half (10 of 23) wasn’t enough. It was the Rams’ fourth straight loss.

Brandon Tunnell added seven points and nine assists, and Donte Harrison scored nine points for the Pirates.

Winston-Salem was led by Paul Davis with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Jamal Durham and Brian Fisher chipped in 11 points each for the Rams.

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