College Basketball Roundup: Newton’s 30 points leads ECU past WCU

Elon improves to 2-1; UNCA loses at Chattanooga

Tristen Newton. (Julio Cortez / AP Photo)

GREENVILLE — Tristen Newton scored a career-high 30 points as East Carolina beat Western Carolina 95-79 on Sunday.

Newton made 5 of 7 3-pointers while hitting 10 of 16 overall from the field. He also dished six assists and had six rebounds.

Brandon Suggs added 15 points for East Carolina (3-0). Tremont Robinson-White added 14 points.

Nick Robinson scored a career-high 28 points for the Catamounts (1-2). Marcus Banks added 13 points. Travion McCray had 11 points and Joe Petrakis 10.

Elon 89, Bluefield College 72

ELON — Zac Ervin had a career-high 29 points as Elon defeated the NAIA’s Bluefield College 89-72 on Sunday.

Darius Burford had 18 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for Elon (2-1). Michael Graham added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Hunter Woods had 10 points.

Jermiah Jenkins had 20 points for the Ramblin’ Rams. Christian Bullock added 16 points. Wilcliff Senatus had 10 rebounds.

Chattanooga 75, UNC Asheville 45

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Darius Banks had 20 points as Chattanooga rolled past UNC Asheville 75-45 on Sunday.

David Jean-Baptiste had 14 points for Chattanooga (2-0). Silvio De Sousa added 11 points and eight rebounds. Grant Ledford had 11 points.

Malachi Smith, whose 21.0 points per game heading into the matchup was second on the Mocs, shot 11% (1 of 9).

Trent Stephney had 13 points for the Bulldogs (1-2).