Bethune-Cookman beats Md.-Eastern Shore 52-47

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP)—C.J. Reed scored 22 points to lead Bethune-Cookman to a 52-47 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Wednesday in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

The eighth-seeded Wildcats (17-15) advanced to play third-seeded Norfolk State on Thursday.

Despite shooting just 33.3 percent for the game (15 of 45), the Wildcats assured their first winning record since moving to Division I in 1989.

The Hawks were even worse from the floor, shooting just 29.5 percent (13 of 44).

Reed made a short jumper with 1:18 left in the second half to give the Wildcats a 48-45 lead, and he later hit two free throws for a five-point advantage that sealed the win.

Chris Conner led the Hawks (7-23) with 13 points, while Neal Pitt scored 12 points and had 10 rebounds.

The Wildcats beat the Hawks for the third time this season.

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 Top Performers
 MD Eastern Shore
Neal Pitt Neal Pitt
4-11,  12 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists
C.J. Reed C.J. Reed
6-13,  22 Pts
4 Rebs, 4 Assists

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