East Carolina Defeats Gardner-Webb 69-55

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Darrius Morrow and Maurice Kemp each recorded double-doubles and East Carolina defeated Gardner-Webb 69-55 on Thursday night.

Morrow had 19 points and 10 rebounds while Kemp scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Shamarr Bowden added 13 points and Miguel Paul had 10 for the Pirates (7-4), who have won three straight games.

East Carolina shot better than 40 percent for the third straight game, hitting 42.9 percent (21 of 49) from the field. The Pirates also were hot from the foul line, making 22 of 28 free throw attempts.

Gardner-Webb trailed by two points at halftime and stayed close until the Pirates went on a 13-4 run to grab a 56-46 lead with 4:41 to play. The lead never dipped below double digits the rest of the way.

Max Landis and Tashan Newsome each scored 12 points for the Bulldogs (6-8), who lost their second straight game.

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  • by UNC fan on Dec 25, 2011 at 09:52 AM
    Good job Pirates, hope you keep winning.
  • by JKL on Dec 23, 2011 at 10:59 AM
    A spider web could beat Gardner-Webb.
  • by Brandon Location: Greenville on Dec 23, 2011 at 07:04 AM
    WAY TO GO PIRATES!!! Maurice Kemp is turning into a really good player for us. Lebo is the man!
  • by Tar Heel fan on Dec 22, 2011 at 07:35 PM
    Way to go, Pirates! Former Tar Heel Jeff Lebo has the Pirates playing well. I wish them the best of luck for the rest of the season!

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