B-CU's Run Over Aggies Ends With 65-55 loss
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Bethune-Cookman's five-game winning streak over North Carolina A&T concluded Saturday as the Aggies posted a 65-55 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory in the Corbett Center.
Lamont Middleton scored 17 points, Adrian Powell added 13 and Austin Witter grabbed 14 rebounds as the Aggies (12-12 overall, 5-4 MEAC) shot 64.7 percent from the field to open up a 16-point lead with 7:19 remaining.
Bethune-Cookman (9-15,4-5) jumped out to leads of 21-10 on a Paul Scotland free throw with 8:24 remaining in the first and 23-13 on an Alex Smith lay-up with 6:21 left in the opening period. However, the Wildcats managed just two points the rest of the half and the Aggies managed a 28-25 advantage at intermission.
The Aggies built their lead to 53-37 on a Jeremy Underwood lay-up with 7:19 left.
Two Brandon Stewart free throws with 4:51 left got B-CU within nine at 55-46, but the Wildcats could come no closer.
B-CU, which had a two-game winning streak snapped, faces North Carolina Central Monday night at 7:30 p.m.
HEAD COACH GRAVELLE CRAIG
"When we don't shoot the ball, we struggle. That's the bottom line. If you make shots, you have a chance, if you don't, this is what happens."
"In the first half, we made some shots early and took care of the ball."
"North Carolina A&T capitalized on "live" turnovers ... they were able to get the ball out in transition."
NOTES: Freshman Allan Dempster registered his first career start ... Bryant has now been in double-figures two straight games... Witter's 14 rebounds were the most for a B-CU opponent this season.