College Basketball Roundup: Clark scores 21, NC State beats Elon 74-63

Gardner-Webb and Western Carolina picked up wins

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RALEIGH — Jack Clark scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Dusan Mahorcic had nine points and 14 rebounds and NC State beat Elon 74-63 on Saturday.

Terquavion Smith added 16 points and Casey Morsell had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Wolfpack (4-0). Smith made four 3-pointers, and Clark and Morsell each had three.

Clark, Smith and Morsell combined to score 31 of N.C. State’s 37 first-half points, and Elon scored 27. The Wolfpack had their lead trimmed to five points four different times in the second half, but Elon couldn’t get any closer.

Torrence Watson had 20 points and eight rebounds for Elon (1-4). Max Mackinnon added 11 points.

NC State travels to the Bahamas next week and faces No. 6 Kansas on Wednesday in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Gardner-Webb 66, N.C. A&T 64

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Kareem Reid scored 16 points as Gardner-Webb beat N.C. A&T 66-64 on Saturday night.

Reid also contributed eight rebounds for the Runnin’ Bulldogs (1-4). Quest Aldridge scored 13 points, going 5 of 11 (3 for 7 from distance). Julien Soumaoro was 2-of-6 shooting, including 2 for 5 from distance, and went 3 for 4 from the line to finish with nine points.

The Aggies (1-3) were led by Demetric Horton, who recorded 15 points. Marcus Watson added 14 points, five assists and two blocks for N.C. A&T. Jeremy Robinson also had 11 points and six rebounds.

Gardner-Webb’s next game is Saturday against NC Central on the road. N.C. A&T visits Wofford on Sunday.

Western Carolina 98, Lamar 91 (OT)

LAKE CHARLES, La. — Vonterius Woolbright’s 19 points helped Western Carolina defeat Lamar 98-91 in overtime on Saturday.

Chris Pryor made three free throws for Lamar to force overtime tied at 85.

Woolbright added five rebounds and five assists for the Catamounts (3-2). Tyzhaun Claude scored 17 points and added seven rebounds. Tre Jackson recorded 16 points and was 6-of-10 shooting (4 for 8 from distance).

Nate Calmese finished with 27 points, four assists and three steals for the Cardinals (3-2). Adam Hamilton added 24 points, nine rebounds, two steals and three blocks for Lamar. Pryor also had 20 points and six assists.

Western Carolina faces Lindenwood on Sunday.

Kennesaw State 71, App State 67

BOONE — Terrell Burden’s 19 points helped Kennesaw State defeat Appalachian State 71-67 on Saturday night.

Burden also had six assists and three steals for the Owls (4-1). Brandon Stroud scored 12 points while shooting 4 for 12 (1 for 3 from 3-point range), 3 of 4 from the free-throw line and adding 10 rebounds. Demond Robinson shot 4 of 9 from the field and 2 for 4 from the line to finish with 10 points.

The Mountaineers (3-2) were led in scoring by Terence Harcum, who finished with 13 points. Donovan Gregory added 13 points, six assists and two steals for Appalachian State. Dibaji Walker also had eight points.

Appalachian State hosts SE Louisiana on Sunday.

Eastern Kentucky 77, UNC Asheville 75

ATLANTA (AP) — Devontae Blanton had 24 points in Eastern Kentucky’s 77-75 win over UNC Asheville on Saturday night.

Blanton hit two free throws with 16 seconds left to give the Colonels a 75-69 lead, but Fletcher Abee hit a 3 to make it 75-72. Tayshawn Comer added two free throws to push the lead to 77-72 with three seconds left, but Trent Stephney hit a 3 at the buzzer to set the final margin.

Blanton added seven rebounds for the Colonels (3-2). Michael Moreno scored 19 points and added six rebounds. Isaiah Cozart finished 4 of 5 from the floor to finish with 10 points, while adding six rebounds and three blocks.

Drew Pember led the way for the Bulldogs (3-1) with 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks. Jamon Battle added 12 points and three steals for UNC Asheville. In addition, Tajion Jones had 12 points.

UNC Asheville travels to play Georgia State on Sunday.

SE Louisiana 70, Campbell 69

BOONE — Boogie Anderson scored 17 points and his basket as time expired gave Southeastern Louisiana a 70-69 win over Campbell on Saturday night.

Anderson finished 8-for-10 shooting and Sami Pissis scored 20 points for the Lions (3-2).

Ricky Clemons finished with 18 points and six rebounds for the Fighting Camels (2-2). Devon Dunn added 13 points for Campbell. In addition, Jay Pal finished with 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.

Both teams play Sunday. SE Louisiana visits Appalachian State while Campbell plays Kennesaw State.