Eagles fall to Drake

Dec. 19, 2012 @ 11:01 PM

Seth VanDeest scored 19 points, including two straight baskets in the closing minutes, to lead Drake to a 72-69 victory over North Carolina Central on Wednesday night.

VanDeest’s layup with 1:36 remaining gave the Bulldogs (5-5) a 68-66 lead, and he added another basket with 47 seconds left to make it a four-point game.
A 3-pointer by Stanton Kidd brought NC Central within 70-69 with 31 seconds left, but after Richard Carter hit two free throws for Drake with 11 seconds left, two 3-point attempts from the Eagles (5-6) in the final 3 seconds were off the mark.
Ben Simons added 16 points for Drake, which hit 10 of 21 3-point attempts. Carter had 13 points and five assists.
Kidd and Jeremy Ingram each had 23 points for N.C. Central, which was playing for the first time in 15 days.

Drake 72, NCCU 69
NCCU|MP|FG|FT|Reb|A|F|Pt

Kidd|36|11-14|0-1|3-6|2|4|23
Williams|7|0-1|0-2|0-1|0|2|0
Ingram|40|8-17|2-3|1-3|0|2|23
Chapman|30|1-3|0-0|1-4|6|3|2
Willis|21|0-3|2-2|0-3|1|2|2
Ferguson|10|2-3|2-2|0-1|3|1|6
Sims|0|0-0|0-0|0-0|0|0|0
Galaya|7|0-2|0-0|0-0|0|0|0
Jawara|31|4-8|0-0|2-10|3|4|8
Houston|18|1-5|3-4|0-0|2|2|5
Totals|200|27-56|9-14|10-31|17|20|69
Percentages: FG .482, FT .643. 3-Point Goals: 6-18, .333 (Ingram 5-10, Kidd 1-1, Galaya 0-1, Chapman 0-1, Willis 0-1, Houston 0-2, Jawara 0-2). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 2 (Kidd, Ingram). Turnovers: 12 (Ingram 4, Willis 2, Williams, Kidd, Houston, Chapman, Jawara). Steals: 8 (Chapman 4, Ingram 2, Willis, Kidd).
DRAKE|MP|FG|FT|Reb|A|F|Pt
Clarke|16|1-2|2-4|1-3|2|1|4
Simons|36|5-13|2-2|0-0|1|1|16
VanDeest|30|6-9|7-8|0-5|1|4|19
Hines|25|1-4|0-0|0-2|0|0|2
Mason|17|1-1|0-0|0-1|2|1|3
Babineaux|1|0-0|0-1|0-0|0|1|0
Ricks Jr|15|2-2|0-0|0-0|2|0|6
Carter|23|3-5|5-7|0-1|5|2|13
Jeffers|4|0-0|0-0|0-1|0|0|0
King|27|1-6|2-2|4-10|3|2|5
Ugbede|6|2-2|0-0|0-3|1|0|4
Totals|200|22-44|18-24|5-27|17|12|72
Percentages: FG .500, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 10-21, .476 (Simons 4-11, Carter 2-2, Ricks Jr. 2-2, Mason 1-1, King 1-3, Hines 0-2). Team Rebounds: 1. Turnovers: 12 (VanDeest 3, Simons 3, Carter 2, King 2, Mason, Clarke). Steals: 6 (Simons 2, Mason, King, Clarke, Carter).
N.C. Central|37|32—69
Drake|41|31—72

A—2,388. Officials—Randy Heimerman, Bert Smith, K.B. Burnett.

UNCG (W) 49, NCCU 39
GREENSBORO — Lucy Mason fired in 12 points to give UNC Greensboro a 49-39 victory over the N.C. Central women’s basketball team at Fleming Gymnasium.
Amber Neely and Chasidy Williams posted 13 points each for the Lady Eagles (0-13).
UNCG (3-6) held a slim 19-17 lead at halftime but pulled away in the second half.

UNCG 49, NCCU 39
N.C. CENTRAL — Williams 4-16 5-5 13, Neely 5-15 2-4 13, Dixon 2-8 2-2 6, Neely 2-11 0-0 4, Gary 0-3 2-2 2, Hoyle 0-2 1-2 1, Blount 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 13-55 12-15 39.
UNC GREENSBORO — Mason 4-11 4-4 12, Arthur-Williams 3-9 2-2 8, Stevenson 3-6 2-2 8, Collins 3-8 0-0 7, Harmon 2-3 0-0 4, Missouri 2-3 0-0 4, Morris 2-11 0-0 4, Goins 0-1 2-2 2, Cooper 0-0 0-0 0, Savage 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 19-55 10-10 49.
N.C. Central|17|22—39
UNCG|19|30—49

3-point goals—NCCU 1-2 (A. Neely 1-1, T. Neely 0-1); UNCG 1-9 (Collins 1-5, Goins 0-1, Mason 0-3). Rebounds—NCCU 43 (Gary 8, Dixon 8); UNCG 34 (Morris 9). Assists—NCCU 5 (A. Neely 2); UNCG 11 (Collins 5). Fouls—NCCU 8, UNCG 12. A—123