Maitland leads Bethune-Cookman past North Carolina A&T 69-53
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Malik Maitland scored 17 points and distributed seven assists and Bethune-Cookman won its second straight by beating North Carolina A&T 69-53 on Monday night
Bethune-Cookman (10-13, 5-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) has won four of its last six with all of the wins coming at home. The Aggies (11-11, 6-2) have dropped two straight following a seven-game win streak.
Quavius Copeland's layup gave the Aggies an 18-9 lead before the Wildcats made five of their last six shot attempts and trailed 28-24 at the break. Later, Cletrell Pope made a layup to make it a tie at 44-all. That started a 19-5 run, and Pope's dunk with 2:37 left made it a 61-49 lead that was never challenged.
The Wildcats were 17-of-32 shooting after halftime. Dondre Duffus scored 11 points, Pope and Shawntrez Davis each scored 10 points and Pope grabbed 13 rebounds.
Aaren Edmead led the Aggies with 14 points. NCA&T missed 22 of 30 shots in the second half.
Updated February 4, 2019