East Carolina 69, Coker 63

Brock Young scored all 16 of his points in the second half and Jamar Abrams also scored 16 points as East Carolina held off Coker College 69-63 on Saturday night.

The Pirates (4-5) led 63-52 with 4:13 remaining after two free throws by Young, but the Cobras (3-4), a Division II team, got within 65-62 with 1:36 to play on a dunk by Derek Bailey.

East Carolina‘s Jontae Sherrod was fouled with 1:15 left and made both free throws for 67-62. After Coker’s Vatrick Thompson made 1 of 2 free throws to cut the lead to four, Abrams was fouled with 25 seconds left and made both for the final margin.

East Carolina fell behind 9-3 barely 3 minutes into the game but ended the half with a 32-27 lead. Sherrod scored nine of his 11 points in the half.

Thompson led Coker with 18 points, while Mason Ambler had his sixth double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds.