VIKINGS ROLL IN 87-55 BLOWOUT OF VIRGINIA STATE
Jan. 28, 2012
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.
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 www.ecsuvikings.com and follow us on Twitter @ECSUVikings.