N.C. Central 90, Johnson &amp, Wales, NC 30

Landon Clement scored 15 points and C.J. Wilkerson 14 as North

Carolina Central opened its season with a 90-30 victory over

Johnson & Wales on Friday night.

Justin Leemow, Nick Chasten and Dijon Manns scored 10 points

apiece for the Eagles, who shot 58.5 percent from the field and got

points from 11 different players.

Michael Pugh scored eight points and Roderick Latimer seven for

the Wildcats (0-7), an NAIA opponent, who shot just 18.8 percent

from the field.

North Carolina Central scored the first 20 points in the game,

eight of them by Chasten, before a jumper by Joseph Quispe gave the

Wildcats their first points. It was 50-15 by halftime, and

Wilkerson had 12 of his points.

Johnson & Wales committed 28 turnovers, helping the Eagles

to a 28-2 advantage in fast-break points and a 56-8 edge in points

in the paint.