Long’s scores 30, Elon beats UNC Greensboro 99-90

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ELON, N.C. (AP)—Chris Long scored 30 points and handed out 10 assists to lead Elon to a 99-90 Southern Conference victory over North Carolina-Greensboro on Saturday night.

Sebastian Koch scored 23 points for the Phoenix (12-15, 6-10), 17 of them in the first half, when they took a 46-31 lead.

Both teams picked up their offensive pace in the second half, Elon shooting 64 percent (16 of 25) from the field and the Spartans (5-21, 5-10) 60 percent (21 of 35).

Long scored 22 of his points in the second half, including a 3-pointer that gave the Phoenix their largest lead, 63-43 with 13:39 remaining.

UNC Greensboro, with Brandon Evans getting 15 of his 26 points in the second half, trimmed the lead to five, 70-65, after a 22-7 run but got no closer.

Long, a senior guard, now has 1,014 points in his career.

Korey Van Dussen and Brian Cole added 15 points each for UNC Greensboro.

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 N.C. Greensboro
Brandon Evans Brandon Evans
10-18,  26 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists
Chris Long Chris Long
10-14,  30 Pts
0 Rebs, 10 Assists

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