ECSU CLOSES OUT REGULAR SEASON WITH 83-80 WIN OVER VIRGINIA UNION

Quintin Spady
 
Quintin Spady
 

Feb. 23, 2012

Final Stats

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.

Sharpless finished the night with 20 points while Marquie Cooke and Paul Goldsmith rounded out ECSU's double figure scorers with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

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.