High Point pulls away from NC Wesleyan 93-69
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) John Brown scored a career-high 23 points, Lorenzo Cugini a career-high-tying 15, and High Point beat N.C. Wesleyan College 93-69 on Sunday in the first-ever meeting of the teams.
Tarique Thompson hit two layups and High Point led 17-10, but the Battling Bishops (0-1) stayed close, pulling to within 31-27 on Brandon Brown's 3-pointer. Ricky Madison's dunk and free throw in the final 2:12 helped the Panthers to a 42-35 halftime lead.
Cugini and Lindauer each hit 3s and High Point opened the second half with a 19-4 run and led 77-55 after Ricky Madison's two free throws with 6:31 left.