Elmore scores 24 points; Marshall beats NC Central 92-84
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jon Elmore scored 24 points, Ajdin Penava added 23 and Marshall beat North Carolina Central 92-84 on Wednesday night.
Elmore was 8 of 14 from the floor, made four 3-pointers and had nine assists. Penava was 9-of-11 shooting. C.J. Burks chipped in 19 points for Marshall (3-2).
Raasean Davis scored 21 points on 10-of-14 shooting to lead North Carolina Central (2-4). Raekwon Harney added 19 points and Del’vin Dickerson finished with 17.
Marshall took the lead for good four minutes into the game. In the second half, Elmore hit a 3-pointer to spark a 13-2 run that stretched Marshall’s lead to 67-50 with 12:45 remaining. Burks scored eight points during the stretch.
Ron Trapps and Dickerson made back-to-back 3-pointers to pull the Eagles to 88-79 with 3:37 left, but they didn’t get closer.