N.C. Central 90, Johnson &, 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.