North Carolina A&T tops Md.-Eastern Shore 70-59

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP)—Nicholas Wilson scored 16 points to lead North Carolina A&T past Maryland-Eastern Shore 70-59 on Saturday.

The Aggies (12-13, 6-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) won their fourth straight game while the Hawks (6-18, 2-9) dropped their sixth in a row.

North Carolina A&T led by as many as 19 points in the first half and 40-27 at intermission.

Maryland-Eastern Shore used a 12-2 run to cut the defict to 42-39 with 14:40 left, then pulled within 57-56 with 3:53 remaining on a Josh Bright 3-pointer. Wilson answered with a 3, beginning the Aggies’ 13-3 spurt to close out the game.

Tavarus Alston added 11 for North Carolina A&T, which also defeated the Hawks 76-61 on Jan. 17. Ed Jones and Dwane Joshua scored 10 apiece.

Neal Pitt had 20 points for the Hawks, who shot 35.7 percent from the field (20 of 56), and Chris Conner added 10.

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 Top Performers
 N.C. A&T
Nicholas Wilson Nicholas Wilson
5-10,  16 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists
 MD Eastern Shore
Neal Pitt Neal Pitt
6-14,  20 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists

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