The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

December 1, 2012

Marshall wins despite 26 from Ponder

HUNTINGTON — DeAndre Kane scored 16 points to lead four players in double figures as Marshall beat UNC Wilmington 61-58 on Saturday.

Elijah Pittman had 13 points for the Thundering Herd (5-3), D.D. Scarver had 12, and Nigel Spikes scored 10 points and pulled down 13 rebounds.

The Seahawks (3-4) were led by Bluefield native Craig Ponder’s 26 points.

The Herd outrebounded the Seahawks 39-30, and Marshall made 16 of 26 from the free-throw line to UNC Wilmington’s 3 of 6.

The game was tied at 28 at the break, but the Seahawks took a 36-31 lead on Matt Wilson’s free throw 3:03 into the second half. The Herd took a 39-38 lead on Pittman’s jumper in the back-and-forth contest.

The final tie came at 58-all with 21 seconds to go on a free throw by Kane, who made the second for a 59-58 lead, and Marshall held off UNC Wilmington for the victory.

MARSHALL 61, N.C.-WILMINGTON 58

N.C.-WILMINGTON (3-4)

Rendleman 4-6 1-2 9, Williams 2-7 0-0 4, Jackson 1-3 0-0 2, Milson 2-9 0-0 4, Ponder 11-16 1-1 26, Dixon 4-6 0-1 8, Wilson 0-2 1-2 1, Hager 1-5 0-0 2, Sherwood 0-1 0-0 0, Reybold 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 26-56 3-6 58.

MARSHALL (5-3)

Tinnon 3-12 1-1 7, Pittman 4-5 4-5 13, Spikes 3-4 4-9 10, Scarver 4-11 2-2 12, Kane 5-18 5-9 16, Martin 1-3 0-0 3, Goff 0-1 0-0 0, Hanner 0-1 0-0 0, Boykins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-55 16-26 61.

Halftime—Tied 28-28. 3-Point Goals—N.C.-Wilmington 3-12 (Ponder 3-4, Jackson 0-1, Dixon 0-1, Sherwood 0-1, Milson 0-5), Marshall 5-17 (Scarver 2-6, Martin 1-2, Pittman 1-2, Kane 1-5, Tinnon 0-1, Hanner 0-1). Fouled Out—Wilson. Rebounds—N.C.-Wilmington 30 (Rendleman 6), Marshall 39 (Spikes 13). Assists—N.C.-Wilmington 6 (Milson 4), Marshall 8 (Kane 5). Total Fouls—N.C.-Wilmington 26, Marshall 10. A—5,689.

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