East Carolina 74, Erskine 46
Jamar Abrams scored 16 points and Erin Straughn 12 as East
Carolina led from start to finish in defeating Erskine 74-46 Friday
night in the opener for both teams.
Leading 28-23 with 3:33 left in the first half, Abrams made
three free throws and Straughn hit a 3-pointer to help the Pirates
take a 36-25 halftime lead, which they widened throughout the
East Carolina had a 40-24 rebounding advantage in its first game
under former Auburn coach Jeff Lebo. The Flying Fleet has only one
player taller than 6-foot-8, freshman Filip Chockolock, and he
played just seven minutes.
Jontae Sherrod and Darrius Morrow added nine points apiece for
DeShaun Hall scored 15 points and Chris Gore 11 to pace Erskine,
a Division II school.