Herd Holds Off Charging Seahawks, 69-64
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Marshall senior Damier Pitts scored a game-high 21 points, including 19 in the second half, to help the Thundering Herd overcome a quick-starting UNCW squad and earn the 69-64 victory in men's basketball action Tuesday night in Trask Coliseum.
UNCW junior center Keith Rendleman scored 11 of his team-high 15 points in the second half as the Seahawks narrowed an 11-point halftime deficit to four points on two occasions in the final 10 minutes. Freshmen guards Adam Smith and Freddie Jackson also finished in double figures in points with 14 and 13, respectively. Freshman Cedrick Williams grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds for UNCW, which dropped to 2-1 all-time against Marshall.
Coach Buzz Peterson used his third different starting lineup in as many games, with this group including three freshmen and one sophomore. But the young Seahawks played with poise and started the game scorching hot, going 4-4 from the field to begin the contest and gain an early 8-0 advantage.