College Basketball | Lincoln (Pa.) rallies to stun ECSU

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Elizabeth City State's Corey Mendez scored 15 points against Lincoln (Pa.), Wednesday.


From staff reports

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Elizabeth City State men’s basketball team lost to Lincoln (Pa.) 70-68 Wednesday night at the Vaughan Center.

ECSU (12-13, 8-6 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) held a 17-point lead in the second half of the CIAA Northern Division contest.

Lincoln (13-12, 6-8 CIAA) took the lead for good in the final minute of the game on a basket by Cameron Campbell to take a 69-68 lead.

The Vikings held a 36-26 lead at halftime and were outscored 44-32 in the second half.

Corey Mendez and Justin Faison led ECSU with 15 points each.

Mendez added seven rebounds and seven assists.

John Maynor followed with 12 points, while Joseph Allen added 10 points and five rebounds.

Zahrion Blue led the Lions with 19 points, six rebounds and three steals, Jordan Camper added 14 points, Josh Page posted 11 points and Campbell had nine points in the win.

Memphis 79, East Carolina 69

GREENVILLE — Jeremiah Martin had 31 points as Memphis beat East Carolina on Wednesday night.

Mike Parks Jr. had 12 points for Memphis (15-10, 7-5 American Athletic Conference). Isaiah Maurice added seven rebounds. Alex Lomax had six assists for the visiting team.

Seth LeDay had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Pirates (9-15, 2-10), who have now lost four straight games. Shawn Williams added 14 points. Jayden Gardner had 13 points.

The Tigers improve to 2-0 against the Pirates on the season. Memphis defeated East Carolina 78-72 on Jan. 10. Memphis plays Central Florida on the road on Saturday. East Carolina faces Tulsa at home on Sunday.

No. 17 Florida State 88, Wake Forest 66

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Senior Christ Koumadje recorded his first career double-double, with 20 points and 12 rebounds, to help No. 17 Florida State beat Wake Forest on Wednesday night.

Koumadje, a 7-foot-4 center who is playing in his 109th career game, made 10 of 12 shots from the floor and set a career high in rebounds as the Seminoles won their sixth straight game.

Phil Cofer scored 13 points and Mfiondu Kabengele had nine points and seven rebounds for Florida State (19-5, 7-4 ACC), which enjoyed its most lopsided win against an ACC team in 11 games.

Cofer and P.J. Savoy each made three 3-pointers as the Seminoles shot 38.5 percent (10 for 26) from beyond the arc.

Chaundee Brown scored 20 points on 7 of 12 shooting and Brandon Childress had 11 points for Wake Forest (9-14, 2-9). The Demon Deacons are just 1-6 against ranked teams this season.

Florida State outrebounded Wake 43-27.

The Seminoles had 13 players score in the game. shot 56.5 percent (35 of 62) from the floor.

Wake Forest shot 38.6 percent (22 of 57) from the floor.

FSU has won six straight ACC games for the first time since the 2011-12 season in which the Seminoles made a postseason run and won the league tournament.