ECSU CLOSES OUT REGULAR SEASON WITH 83-80 WIN OVER VIRGINIA UNION
Feb. 23, 2012
ELIZABETH CITY, NC- Quintin Spady tallied a career high 22 points as Elizabeth City State University Vikings held on for an 83-80 win over Virginia Union University on Senior Night at the RL Vaughan Center.
Spady was 5-7 from the floor in the first half, including four three pointers in the en route to 14 first half points. Angelo Sharpless added 12 points, helping the Vikings build a 13 point lead with 2:54 to go. The Panthers closed the half on a 7-0 run to pull within 45-39 at the break.
Virginia Union trailed most of the second half but battled back to take a 68-64 with 8:08 left. ECSU responded with an 8-0 run and remain the front the rest of the way. Although the Panthers pulled to within a point at the 4:13 mark, Spady's final 3-pointer of the evening sparked another 7-0 run to close out the game.
The Vikings shot 50% from the field in both halves but had to weather a storm of a game from the Panthers' Damion Harris who finished with a career high 39 points on 17-21 shooting along with a game high 12 rebounds.
The Panthers fall to 15-13 overall and finish at second place in the CIAA Northern Division.
ECSU (13-13, CIAA 7-9, North 5-5) will wait for the rest of the league to finish play before knowing their final seeding at next week's CIAA Tournament in Charlotte. Follow the Vikings on Twitter @ECSUVikings and visit www.ecsuvikings.com for updates.