Blount scores 33, NC Central drubs Delaware State 72-45

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP)Jibri Blount poured in 33 points, matching his career high, and grabbed 10 rebounds as North Carolina Central rolled to a 72-45 victory over Delaware State on Saturday.

Blount buried 11 of 15 shots from the floor, including both his 3-point tries, and hit 9 of 13 free throws in notching his eighth double-double of the season for the Eagles (8-12, 4-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). He also had five steals. Evan Clayborne added 12 points and six rebounds off the bench, while Deven Palmer scored 11.

Ameer Bennett totaled 13 points, five rebounds and four steals to lead the Hornets (2-16, 1-3). John Crosby had 11 points, six boards and five assists, but he also had six of Delaware State’s 23 turnovers.

Delaware State shot a dismal 28% from the floor (17 of 61) and made just 3 of 23 from distance (13%). NC Central shot 47% overall, but just 25% from beyond the arc (5 of 20).

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