Elon (11-11, 3-6) scored the first basket when Elijah Bryant hit a jumper just six seconds in, but didn't score again for five minutes. By then the Seahawks were ahead 13-2 as Ponder scored seven and Gettys ended the run with a dunk.
The Seahawks were up 47-23 at halftime and led by as many as 30. Ponder and Jordon Talley each had six assists.
The in-state rivals met for the first time as members of the CAA.