Ingram, Eagles get back on winning track vs. S.C. State
Jeremy Ingram scored 26 points and N.C. Central rebounded from an abysmal offensive performance to down S.C. State 71-52 Monday night in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action.
The Eagles (18-7, 11-1 MEAC) had their 11-game winning streak snapped by Savannah State 44-36 on Saturday when they shot just 30.8 percent from the field.
NCCU held a 35-24 lead at halftime and continued to pull away in the second half. NCCU bounced back by making 49 percent (25-of-51) Monday, including 8-of-13 from 3-point range.
Ingram led the way on 9-of-14 shooting, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range. Stanton Kidd added 13 points, Ray Willis 11 and Emanuel Chapman had 10 assists as the Eagles nearly doubled their offensive output from the Savannah State loss.
Adama Adams led S.C. State (5-19, 1-10) with 13 points and Khalif Toombs added 11 as the Bulldogs shot just 32.7 percent (18 of 55) from the field.
NCCU 71, S.C. State 52
Percentages: FG .490, FT .867. 3-Point Goals: 8-13, .615 (Ingram 5-7, Houston 1-1, Galaya 1-2, Chapman 1-3). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 4 (Kidd 2, Willis, Ingram). Turnovers: 14 (Copeland 5, Kidd 3, Williams 2, King, Ferguson, Ingram, Chapman). Steals: 7 (Ingram 3, Chapman 2, Williams, Willis).
Percentages: FG .327, FT .727. 3-Point Goals: 8-22, .364 (Henry 2-3, Toombs 2-4, Adams 2-5, Myers 1-1, Mitchell 1-5, Joint 0-1, Palmer 0-1, Black 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 4 (Palmer 2, Radovic, Hezekiah). Turnovers: 13 (Toombs 5, Adams 4, Hezekiah 2, Benjamin, Joint). Steals: 5 (Toombs, Joint, Hezekiah, Henry, Adams).
A—1,038. Officials—Jackie Sanders, Garrick Shannon, James Robinson.