College Basketball Roundup: Hildreth’s triple-double leads Wake Forest

NC Central, UNCA and N.C. A&T beat in-state opponents

Wake Forest's Tyree Appleby sinks a lay up under pressure from Hampton's Daniel Banister during the Demon Deacons' win Saturday in Winston-Salem. (Walt Unks / The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

WINSTON-SALEM — Cameron Hildreth had a triple-double, Damari Monsanto scored 20 points, and Wake Forest beat up on Hampton from the start in a 97-70 victory on Saturday.

Hildreth had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Andrew Carr and Tyree Appleby scored 17 points each for the Demon Deacons (6-1). Monsanto finished 6-of-8 from 3-point distance.

Wake Forest led 24-3 through the first seven minutes of the game and led 53-24 at halftime. The Demon Deacons made nine 3-pointers in the first half and four players scored in double figures, led by Monsanto with 14.

Monsanto, who made 4 of 7 3-pointers in the first half, hit a couple more and Wake Forest extended its lead to 37 points eight minutes into the second half. Soon after, a 3-pointer by Bobi Klintman stopped an eight-point run by the Pirates. The closest Hampton would get was 26 points with 3:38 remaining.

Hampton’s Marquis Godwin scored 18 points and Russell Dean contributed 14 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Pirates (1-5).

Wake Forest will face its first on-campus road game of the season on Tuesday when the Demon Deacons visit Wisconsin for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

NC Central 58, Gardner-Webb 53

DURHAM — Justin Wright scored 13 points as North Carolina Central beat Gardner-Webb 58-53 on Saturday.

Wright also added seven rebounds for the Eagles (3-3). Ja’Darius Harris finished 6 of 9 from the field to add 13 points. Eric Boone added nine points.

Anthony Selden led the Runnin’ Bulldogs (1-5) in scoring, finishing with 14 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks. Caleb Robinson added 12 points, nine rebounds and two blocks.

UNC Asheville 73, Western Carolina 61

ASHEVILLE — Drew Pember scored 28 points as UNC Asheville beat Western Carolina 73-61 on Saturday.

Pember added six rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-2). Jamon Battle scored 19 points while shooting 7 of 10 from the field and added nine rebounds. Tajion Jones shot 4 for 10, including 3 for 5 from beyond the arc, to finish with 12 points.

Tyzhaun Claude finished with 11 points and six rebounds for the Catamounts (4-3). Western Carolina also got 11 points from Bernard Pelote. Vonterius Woolbright also had nine points and seven rebounds.

Charlotte 69, Presbyterian 42

CHARLOTTE — Brice Williams scored 14 points as Charlotte beat Presbyterian 69-42 on Saturday.

Williams was 5-of-9 shooting and 3 of 3 from the free-throw line for the 49ers (5-2). Aly Khalifa added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Igor Milicic Jr. was 5-of-9 shooting (3 for 6 from distance) to finish with 13 points.

The Blue Hose (1-6) were led in scoring by Marquis Barnett, who finished with 10 points and eight rebounds. Presbyterian also got 10 points from Houston Jones. The Blue Hose prolonged their losing streak to six straight.

UNC Wilmington 68, Vermont 66

NASSAU, Bahamas — Shykeim Phillips scored 22 points as UNC Wilmington held off Vermont in the final seconds for a 68-66 on Saturday night.

Phillips shot 7 of 14 from the field and 8 for 8 from the line for the Seahawks (4-3). Trazarien White added 10 points and five rebounds. Amari Kelly recorded nine.

Dylan Penn finished with 21 points for the Catamounts (2-6). Vermont also got 13 points and nine rebounds from Robin Duncan. In addition, Finn Sullivan had 11 points.

N.C. A&T 78, Greensboro 51

GREENSBORO — Marcus Watson scored 27 points as North Carolina A&T beat Greensboro 78-51 on Saturday.

Watson was 12-of-17 shooting for the Aggies (3-4). Love Bettis added 10 points. Austin Johnson finished with eight points 11 rebounds and four blocks.

Greensboro was led in scoring by Isaiah Pruett, who finished with 13 points.

Hofstra 65, UNC Greensboro 53

LAVAL, Quebec — Darlinstone Dubar scored 17 points as Hofstra beat UNC Greensboro 65-53 on Saturday.

Dubar added six rebounds for the Pride (5-2). Tyler Thomas was 5-of-11 shooting (2 for 6 from distance) to add 14 points. Amar’e Marshall added 10 points.

The Spartans (3-3) were led by Mikeal Brown-Jones, who recorded 11 points. Keondre Kennedy added 10 points and six rebounds for UNC Greensboro. Bas Leyte also recorded 10 points.

George Mason 72, Queens 65

FAIRFAX, Va. — Ronald Polite helped lead George Mason past Queens on Saturday with 16 points off the bench in a 72-65 victory.

Polite was 6-of-11 shooting for the Patriots (3-4). Josh Oduro scored 15 points and added eight rebounds.

BJ McLaurin finished with 16 points and seven rebounds for the Royals (5-2). Jay’Den Turner and Kalib Mathews each had 13 points.

Old Dominion 71, East Carolina 50

NORFOLK, Va. — Ben Stanley had 15 points in Old Dominion’s 71-50 win over East Carolina on Saturday night.

Stanley shot 5 of 10 from the field and 5 for 7 from the line for the Monarchs (4-3). Chaunce Jenkins scored 14 points while going 4 of 12 from the floor, including 1 for 3 from distance, and 5 for 6 from the line, and added three steals. Mekhi Long shot 4 of 4 from the field to finish with 10 points.

The Pirates (5-2) were led by Javon Small, who posted 13 points, two steals and two blocks. RJ Felton added eight points for East Carolina. In addition, Kalib LaCount finished with six points.