High Point pulls away from NC Wesleyan 93-69
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) John Brown scored a career-high 23 points, Lorenzo Cugini a career-high-tying 15, and High Point beat N.C. Wesleyan College 93-69 on Sunday in the first-ever meeting of the teams.
Adam Weary scored a career-high 14, Ricky Madison 12, and Anthony Lindauer 10 as the Panthers (1-1) outshot their Division III opponents 58 percent to 34 percent. Jorge Perez-Laham had seven assists.
Tarique Thompson hit two layups and High Point led 17-10, but the Battling Bishops (0-1) stayed close, pulling to within 31-27 on Brandon Brown's 3-pointer. Ricky Madison's dunk and free throw in the final 2:12 helped the Panthers to a 42-35 halftime lead.
Cugini and Lindauer each hit 3s and High Point opened the second half with a 19-4 run and led 77-55 after Ricky Madison's two free throws with 6:31 left.
Brown led N.C. Wesleyan with 17 points, including 4 of 6 3-pointers, and Adrian Moore scored 11.
- Adam Weary
- Anthony Lindauer
- High Point Panthers
- John Brown
- Jorge Perez-Laham
- Lorenzo Cugini
- Ricky Madison
- Tarique Thompson