College basketball roundup: Wake beats BC for 4th straight ACC win

It was a perfect night on the hardwood for N.C. teams

Wake Forest's Jake LaRavia drives during the Demon Deacons' win Monday in Winston-Salem. (Walt Unks / The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

WINSTON-SALEM — Alondes Williams scored 20 points, Jake LaRavia had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Wake Forest beat Boston College 87-57 on Monday night.

Wake Forest (17-4, 7-3 ACC) has won four straight ACC regular-season games for the first time since the 2009-10 season.


Wake Forest led by double digits for the final 30 minutes of the game. Boston College was just 7-of-34 shooting (20.6%) in the first half — with Jaeden Zackery’s 3-pointer at the buzzer giving the Eagles two field goals in the final eight minutes. Daivien Williamson scored 12 points in the first half for Wake Forest and Williams added 10.

LaRavia was held to just two points by halftime, but scored seven of Wake Forest’s 11 points to start the second half for a 50-29 lead. He was coming off a career-high 31 points against North Carolina — for only the fourth 30-point, 10-rebound game against the Tar Heels over the past decade.

Williams, the ACC scoring leader, also had seven rebounds and seven assists. He’s the only player in the country averaging at least 20 points (20.4), 5.0 rebounds (6.8), and 5.0 assists (5.1). Williamson finished with 12 points, and Khadim Sy and Dallas Walton each had 10.

Quinten Post scored 13 points and Makai Ashton-Langford added 10 points on 3-of-16 shooting for Boston College (8-10, 3-5).

UNC Wilmington 74, Northeastern 68

BOSTON — Jaylen Sims had 18 points as UNC Wilmington stretched its win streak to nine games, topping Northeastern 74-68 on Monday night.

Jaylen Fornes and Mike Okauru added 15 points each, and Shykeim Phillips had 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists for UNC Wilmington (12-5, 6-0 Colonial Athletic Association).

Chris Doherty had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Huskies (6-13, 0-8), who have now lost nine consecutive games. Jahmyl Telfort added 15 points and Shaquille Walters had 13 points.

High Point 65, Winthrop 56

HIGH POINT — Zach Austin had 17 points and eight rebounds as High Point topped Winthrop 65-56 on Monday night.

Bryant Randleman added 14 points and seven rebounds, and Jaden House had 12 points for High Point (8-11, 2-3 Big South Conference).

Kelton Talford had 17 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for the Eagles (12-7, 5-1), whose six-game win streak ended. Cory Hightower added 12 points.

NC Central 75, Maryland-Eastern Shore 63

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Justin Wright had a career-high 21 points as North Carolina Central defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore 75-63 on Monday night.

Wright shot 9 for 10 from the foul line. He added six rebounds.

Kris Monroe had 16 points for NC Central (8-9, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Ja’Darius Harris added 12 points.

Dom London had 16 points for the Hawks (5-9, 0-3), who have now lost four games in a row. Kohen Thompson added 10 points. Da’Shawn Phillip had six assists.