Flagler leads S. Carolina State over Hampton 72-60

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP)—Jason Flagler scored 22 points and Arsenio Williams had 16 as South Carolina State defeated Hampton 72-60 on Saturday.

A jumper by Flagler, who made 9 of 12 shots, started the Bulldogs (12-8, 6-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) on a 13-2 second-half run that gave them a 51-37 lead with 13:06 remaining.

The Bulldogs led by as many as 17 points, 58-41, with 9:34 left and never by less than eight points the rest of the way.

South Carolina State opened a 25-13 lead in the first half but Vince Simpson, who led the Pirates (6-15, 4-6) with 19 points, scored 14 of them during a 14-1 run that gave Hampton a 27-26 lead.

The Bulldogs scored the final six points of the first half to lead 34-29 at intermission.

Led by Williams, South Carolina State’s bench outscored Hampton’s 33-6.

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