Hofstra beats UNC-Wilmington 87-70

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP)—Cornelius Vines scored 24 points and Charles Jenkins added 22, leading Hofstra in an 87-70 win over North Carolina-Wilmington on Saturday night.

Vines hit seven 3-pointers and Jenkins went 9-for-10 from the free throw line for the Pride (14-13, 7-8 Colonial Athletic Association), who have won back-to-back games and five of their last six.

The Pride (83.3 percent) outshot the Seahawks (58.3 percent) at the free throw line, but UNC-Wilmington had a 43.8 percent mark on 3-pointers. Hofstra finished just 39.1 percent from beyond the arc.

The Seahawks led 6-2 less than 2 minutes into the game, but the Pride put together a 19-6 run and never trailed again. Vines hit two straight 3-pointers to help spark the spree.

Greg Washington added 11 points for Hofstra and Nathaniel Lester had 10.

Ahmad Grant paced the Seahawks (8-18, 4-11) with 23 points.

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Cornelius Vines Cornelius Vines
7-13,  24 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists
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Ahmad Grant Ahmad Grant
7-13,  23 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists

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