Maryland-Eastern Shore vs

NC Central 60, Md.-Eastern Shore 43

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Dominique Sutton scored 13 points and North Carolina Central took control in the second half Tuesday for a 60-43 first-round victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

Ebuka Anyaorah added 11 points for fifth-seeded North Carolina Central (17-14), which moved into the quarterfinals of its first MEAC tournament after completing its transition to Division I. Justin Leemow had 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers at the end of a 12-0 run that produced a 43-28 lead with 14:24 remaining.

A layup by Anyaorah, followed by Nick Chasten's 3-pointer, started a 9-0 first-half run that gave the Eagles a 24-16 lead. They never trailed after that, although the 12th-seeded Hawks (7-23) cut the lead to three points, 29-26, at halftime.

Percy Woods scored six of his 17 points for Maryland-Eastern Shore in the final 4:08 of the first half.

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Maryland-Eastern Shore (7-23)261743
North Carolina Central (17-14) «293160

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Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks
R. Spencer, F271-51-210033
T. Hines, F251-31-28243
M. Robertson, F180-20-11130
H. Haley, G373-122-410128
P. Woods, G355-95-1043117
G. Womack254-80-001110
O. Kosile161-20-03042
A. Anderson90-10-01010
P. Guillaume80-10-00000
Totals 15-439-194081943
 34.9%47.4% 
D. Sutton, F382-79-1150213
T. O'Neal, F211-12-44244
R. Willis, G382-90-35215
E. Anyaorah, G263-74-641311
J. Leemow, G194-70-023210
E. Chapman231-50-02512
N. Chasten172-60-02035
T. Beaman101-10-00023
J. Ingram52-22-30007
K. Jawara20-00-00010
D. Best10-00-00000
Totals 18-4517-2728131960
 40%63% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central13-325-9202
Norfolk St.12-417-17242
Morgan St.11-514-16326
Hampton11-514-17284
Savannah St.10-613-16279
Md.-E. Shore9-714-20278
S.C. State7-911-20302
Delaware St.7-910-22332
Coppin St.7-98-24336
Beth.-Cook.6-1010-22346
Howard5-1110-24338
Florida A&M5-117-23349
N.C. A&T1-153-29350