Angelo Sharpless scored a season high 21 points in ECSU's 87-55 win over Virginia State Saturday night.

Jan. 28, 2012

Final Stats

ELIZABETH CITY, NC- The Elizabeth City State University Vikings charged out to a double digit lead in the game's opening minutes and never looked back in a 87-55 victory over Virginia State University Saturday evening at the RL Vaughan Center.

Angelo Sharpless scored a season high 21 points while freshman Glenn Patterson had the best game of his career with 17 points off the bench.

Virginia State scored the game's first two baskets for an early 4-0 lead. Then the Vikings went on a scoring tear to put the game out of reach. A steal and dunk by Angelo Sharpless at the 14:42 mark capped 18-2 run, giving ECSU a double digit lead that they would never relinquish.

The Vikings shot 60% from the floor and ultimately opened up the game with six first half three-pointers. After leading by as many a 25 ECSU maintained a 47-28 lead at the break.

VSU's Daniel Awosanya scored the second half's opening basket but a quick 6-0 run with back to back Sharpless layups and a jumper by Marquie Cooke pushed the lead back to 20+ and the Vikings would coast until game's end. The Trojans committed 15 second half turnovers which led to 19 points for ECSU.

The Vikings finished the game with a 38-28 advantage in the paint and scored a total of 30 points off 23 VSU turnovers.

Kenny Mitchell tallied a game high 23 points as the Trojans slip to 3-15 overall, 2-6 in conference play and 0-3 in the CIAA North.

ECSU (10-10, CIAA 4-6) will return to action on Saturday, February 4 when they travel to Richmond, VA to take on Virginia Union University. Game time is scheduled for 7:30pm. Visit and follow us on Twitter @ECSUVikings.