John Crosby scored 18 points and buried a jumper at the buzzer to lift Delaware State to a 68-66 victory over North Carolina Central, snapping the Hornets’ seven-game losing streak
DOVER, Del. —
John Crosby scored 18 points and buried a jumper at the buzzer to lift Delaware State to a 68-66 victory over North Carolina Central on Saturday, snapping the Hornets’ seven-game losing streak.
Jibri Blount’s layup gave NC Central a 65-61 lead with 1:42 left in the game. But Crosby had a three-point play and Myles Carter added a layup to put Delaware State up 66-65 with 43 seconds remaining. Deven Palmer made 1 of 2 free throws with 3 seconds to go to pull the Eagles even and set the stage for Crosby’s game-winner.
Crosby hit 8 of 14 shots from the floor for Delaware State (2-14, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which shot just 41% from the floor and 25% from 3-point range (5 of 20). John Stansbury scored 15 on 5-of-8 shooting, while Ameer Bennett pitched in with 11 points and six rebounds. Carter finished with 10 points off the bench.
Blount topped the Eagles with 26 points and 13 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season. Blount hit 10 of 20 shots from the floor for NC Central (5-11, 1-1), which shot 45% overall but just 19% from beyond the arc (3 of 16). Ty Graves scored 12.
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