The N.C. Wesleyan basketball team turned in its highest scoring effort this season in a USA South Conference win on Wednesday.
The Bishops defeated Greensboro College, 107-70, behind a pair of 20-point games fromo Ricardo Bullock (game-high 23 points) and Damon McDowell (20). It was the Bishops’ first win since Dec. 29.
Bullock was 8-for-10 from the floor, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range. McDowell added a game-high nine rebounds.
Also for NCWC, Isaiah Lewis finished with 14 points, AJ Frye added 12, and Josh Covington scored 10 in the win. The Bishops (6-7, 2-3) are back in action when they host Pfeiffer on Saturday.
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The Bishops dropped a home USA South Conference game on Tuesday.
It was the first conference loss of the season for NCWC (9-4, 4-1), which entered on a two-game winning streak. Myrayna Watkins led NCWC with 18 points, with teammate Kayla Johnson adding 16 in the loss.
Bishops guard Myesha Best made a team-high three 3-pointers, and finished with nine points.
But William Peace’s Jaymesha Sanders was the difference, scoring 25 points on 11-for-17 shooting.
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The Cougars (7-2) won their fourth consecutive game, the final non-conference matchup before Eastern Plains Conference play begins on Friday.
Playing in the fifth of six consecutive home games, SWE trailed 16-13 after the first quarter, and 25-21 at halftime. The Cougars were strong in the second half, however, and outscored their opponent by 16 points in the second half.
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The Cougars (8-2) picked up a home non-conference win on Tuesday.
SWE has now won five consecutive games. The Cougars will host Nash Central on Friday to open Eastern Conference Plains play.