Sometimes, one team just seems to have another team’s number. For Winston-Salem State, Livingstone is that team. LC defeated WSSU 101-94 on Saturday night, beating their CIAA rival for the fourth-straight game in the series.
Livingstone (13-6, 6-4) guard Jody Hill set the pace early, scoring 17 of his 24 points in the first half. He finished 5 for 10 from the three-point line, several of which were from at least a good 25 feet out. His hot hand helped LC to a 43-35 halftime lead.
WSSU would make a run early in the second half, getting as close as two points several times in the early part of the second quarter before Livingstone kicked it into another gear and led by as many as 15 points w/ just under seven minutes remaining.
Hill was part of a Livingstone bench that scored 48 points, another 12 of which came via Eric Dubose. Mark Thomas and Eric Mayo finished with 21 points each, and Thomas added 10 assists.
WSSU (12-9, 7-4) was paced by Marquez Jones (29) and Wykevin Bazemore (27). Forward Preston Ross added 11 points, but shot 4 for 10 from the field and never seemed to get a rhythm going.