Story helps Nevada hold off Cedarville 71-61

The Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) Malik Story scored 19 points as Nevada held off Division II Cedarville (Ohio) for a 71-61 victory on Wednesday night.

Dario Hunt and Deonte Burton added 13 points each as the Wolf Pack (10-3) won their seventh straight game.

Daniel Hickman led the Yellow Jackets (6-5) with 15 points.

The Wolf Pack didn't pull away from the Yellow Jackets until Burton had a dunk and layup for a 65-57 lead with 2:45 remaining. Jerry Evans, who scored eight points, had a three-point play for a 68-60 lead with 1:15 to go.

Nevada scored the final 11 points of the first half to take a 38-36 halftime lead. Story had 17 points in the first half thanks to five 3-pointers.

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