Felton scores 23, East Carolina beats Presbyterian 77-57

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — RJ Felton scored 23 points as East Carolina beat Presbyterian 77-57 on Saturday night.

Felton also had five rebounds for the Pirates (2-0). Javon Small added 16 points while shooting 4 for 8 (3 for 5 from 3-point range) and 5 of 6 from the free throw line, and he also had five rebounds and seven assists. Kalib LaCount was 5 of 8 shooting, including 2 for 3 from distance, and went 4 for 5 from the line to finish with 16 points.

The Blue Hose (1-2) were led in scoring by Terrell Ard Jr., who finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Marquis Barnett added 11 points and two blocks for Presbyterian. Owen McCormack also had 11 points.

LaCount scored 13 points in the first half and East Carolina went into halftime trailing 32-26. Felton’s 20-point second half helped East Carolina close out the 20-point victory.

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