NC Central edges Md.-Eastern Shore 73-71

Preview | Box Score | Recap

DURHAM, N.C. (AP)—C.J. Wilkerson hit two free throws with 9 seconds left to lift North Carolina Central to a 73-71 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Wednesday night.

Wilkerson also hit two free throws to tie the score at 71 with 1:15 remaining and finished with 21 points, going 4-for-4 from the line. Dijon Manns scored 24 points to lead the Eagles (6-20) to their second consecutive win.

Hillary Haley missed a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left for Maryland-Eastern Shore (7-17).

Haley’s 3-pointer gave the Hawks a 71-69 lead with 1:28 left, but Wilkerson hit the first pair of free throws to tie it.

Neither team could hold a nine-point lead. N.C. Central led 15-6 in the first half, and Maryland-Eastern Shore took a 51-42 lead on Mark Robertson’s 3-pointer with 13:47 left.

Nick Chasten added 11 points for the Eagles.

Haley finished with 16 points and Tim Burns had 12 for the Hawks.

Related Articles

Top Performers

 Top Performers
 MD Eastern Shore
Hillary Haley Hillary Haley
6-10,  16 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists
 N.C. Central
Dijon Manns Dijon Manns
10-13,  24 Pts
7 Rebs, 0 Assists

Team Stat Leaders


Conference Scoreboard

Wednesday, Feb 10