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Hofstra vs NC-Wilmington

Hofstra 65, N.C.-Wilmington 56

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Stevie Mejia scored 18 points and Hofstra overcame a 12-point, second-half deficit to defeat UNC Wilmington 65-56 Saturday, snapping a seven-game losing streak and a 16-game road skid.

With the Pride (6-18, 3-8 Colonial Athletic Association) trailing 33-21 with 19:06 left, David Imes scored four straight points to spark a 14-2 spurt over the next 5 minutes.

The lead went back and forth until Moussa Kone's dunk and layup in a 10-second span gave Hofstra a 49-46 advantage. After Mejia added a 3-pointer, Chris Dixon's layup with 6:50 left was UNC Wilmington's only basket until Keith Rendleman's dunk 6 minutes later made it 63-53.

Stephen Nwaukoni added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Hofstra.

Rendleman had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Cedrick Williams also scored 13 for the Seahawks (9-15, 4-8), who beat the Pride 57-51 on Jan. 26, but have since lost four of their last five games.

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Hofstra (6-18) «214465
NC-Wilmington (9-15)312556
 

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Hofstra Pride
D. Imes, F344-110-19028
J. Allen, F223-30-02256
S. Nwaukoni, C323-96-10100112
S. Mejia, G376-133-442118
T. Buie, G253-93-422110
M. Kone203-70-05046
A. Savion110-10-01210
D. Brown101-40-02012
M. Grogan91-30-01013
Totals 24-6012-194281765
 40%63.2% 
NC-Wilmington Seahawks
K. Rendleman, F373-77-12100413
C. Williams, F226-101-250313
F. Jackson, G312-73-44007
C. Dixon, G273-110-03237
C. Ponder, G274-130-03458
T. Milson251-40-00123
S. Reybold190-10-03110
L. Hager100-02-32002
D. Sherwood21-10-01003
Totals 20-5413-213481856
 37%61.9% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
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Towson13-325-11
Will. & Mary10-620-12
Drexel8-816-14
Northeastern7-911-21
Charleston6-1014-18
J. Madison6-1011-20
Hofstra5-1110-23
UNC-Wilm.3-139-23
 
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