Colleges

NCCU rings in new year with big road win over Winthrop

Posted January 3, 2013

— For the fourth straight game junior Jeremy Ingram (Charlotte, N.C.) led North Carolina Central University in scoring as he dropped in 22 points and the visiting Eagles were nearly perfect from the foul line taking down Winthrop University 64-57 on Wednesday night inside Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, S.C.

Ingram started his scoring early and often as he was responsible for the first nine points for NCCU through the first four minutes as the Eagles led 9-2 heading into the first media timeout.
Winthrop quickly responded to cut the margin to three at 9-6 on a Derrick Henry jumper, but the host Eagles threw their best punch in the first frame as they went on a 9-2 run with 3:45 remaining to tie the ballgame up at 24-24 with 1:19 to go.

14 seconds later junior Antonin Galaya (St. Martin, French West Indies) drilled perhaps his biggest shot of the season from the right corner to give the Eagles the lead at 27-24 and sent NCCU into the locker room with the lead intact.

The maroon and gray came out scorching hot in the second half, connecting on its first six shots to outscore the host Eagles 17-to-5 in the first six minutes to stretch the lead out to 15 at 44-29. Through that first six minutes, sophomore Karamo Jawara (Bergen, Norway) led the charge with six points.

Winthrop tried its best to rally cutting the double-digit led to seven at 53-46 on a Larry Brown tip-in with 5:22 left, forcing head coach LeVelle Moton to call a timeout to thwart the momentum.

WU followed that up with another Henry jumper to make it 53-48 with 3:55 to go and that’s when Ray Willis (Atlanta, Ga.) got fouled and drilled both free throws to push the lead back out to 55-48 with 3:23 left.

The visiting Eagles hung on from there with clutch free-throw shooting to hang on for the 64-57 win, their first against a member of the Big South Conference since moving to the NCAA Division I level.

Ingram, who went 4-for-6 from three-point range, became the first Eagle since C.J. Wilkerson in the 2010-11 season to score 20 points or more in four straight games. Junior Stanton Kidd (Baltimore, Md.) nearly recorded another double-double with 14 points eight rebounds on 5-for-10 shooting from the field.

Winthrop (6-6) had two student-athletes in double figures as both Brown and Henry scored 15 points apiece in the second home loss of the season for the host Eagles.

NCCU (7-7) shot 90 percent from the foul line (18-for-20) and hit eight shots from behind-the-arc for the second straight contest. In the second half, the visiting Eagles shot a scorching 11-for-20 (55.0 percent) from the field, while tying a season-high with eight three pointers for the second straight game.

Next up, for the maroon and gray, the final nonconference game of the year against Virginia University of Lynchburg in the first home game since Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from McDougald-McLendon Gym.

Stay up-to-date with North Carolina Central University Athletics by flying over to www.NCCUEaglePride.com, the official website of NCCU Athletics.

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