N. Carolina A&amp,T 69, Hampton 65

Robert Johnson scored 13 points to lead three other players in

double figures as North Carolina A&T defeated Hampton 69-65 on

Monday night.

Tavarus Alston, Dwane Joshua and Thomas Coleman each scored 11

points for the Aggies (9-17, 5-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference),

who avenged a 65-55 loss against the Pirates on Jan. 18.

The Pirates trailed only 49-47 with 11:20 remaining in the

second half, but the Aggies went on a 13-4 run to take a 62-51 lead

with 5:10 left in the game.

Hampton outscored North Carolina A&T 6-1 to close out the


Darrion Pellum scored 18 points and dished out five assists to

pace the Pirates (8-17, 4-8), who have lost three of their past

four games.

Hampton led 37-31 at halftime, but shot only 35.5 percent in the

second half (11-for-31). The Aggies shot 50 percent in the second

period (13-for-26).