Cole, Rivas lead NC Central over Southern Wesleyan 92-55
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Patrick Cole scored 21 points and had six assists, Pablo Rivas set career highs with 19 points and three blocks and North Carolina Central ran away from Division II Southern Wesleyan 92-55 on Thursday night to win its fifth straight game.
Rashaun Madison scored 14 points, making 4 of 7 3-pointers, and Ron Trapps added 11 for the Eagles (5-2), who made 12 of 25 beyond the arc and 49 percent from the field (33 of 67).
C.J. Wiggins's 3-pointer put the Eagles up 6-4 and sparked a 16-3 run capped by Trapps' 3 to lead 22-7. Cole scored 13 points as the Eagles led 46-27 at halftime.
Cole's jumper at 13:23 in the second half sparked a 12-2 run capped by Madison's back-to-back 3-pointers and the Eagles continued to pull away.
Darius Sharpe led the Warriors with 17 points, Kevin Stamps had 11 and Justice McCullough grabbed 16 rebounds.