Md.-Eastern Shore defeats NC Central 73-58

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP)—Neal Pitt scored 24 points to lead Maryland-Eastern Shore to a 73-58 win over North Carolina Central on Wednesday night.

The Hawks (4-11) snapped a two-game losing streak with the nonconference victory.

The Eagles (2-20) have now lost two in a row after winning two consecutive games for their only victories of the season.

Maryland-Eastern Shore led by as many as 21 points in the first half and 31-18 at halftime.

N.C. Central closed to 59-52 with 4:43 left, but could get no closer.

The Eagles outrebounded Maryland-Eastern Shore 36-35, but committed 20 turnovers to the Hawks’ 12.

Jamie Boyer and Josh Bright scored 14 points apiece for Maryland-Eastern Shore, and Gary Lee had 10.

Bryan Ayala led N.C. Central with 19 points and seven rebounds—all defensive—and Vincent Davis had 17 points and six rebounds.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 MD Eastern Shore
Neal Pitt Neal Pitt
11-16,  24 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 N.C. Central
Bryan Ayala Bryan Ayala
6-14,  19 Pts
7 Rebs, 4 Assists

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