DURHAM, N.C. (AP)—Dominique Sutton scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half to help North Carolina Central make its debut in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play a success, beating North Carolina A&T 65-46 Saturday.
Sutton also grabbed 11 rebounds. Landon Clement scored 16 points and Ray Willis 15 for the Eagles, (5-3, 1-0), who won their fourth consecutive game, all at home.
Nic Simpson led the Aggies (4-4, 0-1) with 12 points, and his 3-pointer with 4:52 remaining was the final field goal for North Carolina A&T, which had won its past four games.
North Carolina A&T shot just 21.7 percent (5 of 23) in the second half.
Willis scored 13 points in the first half, when North Carolina Central took a 35-28 lead. The Aggies never cut the margin to fewer than seven points in the second half.
Adrian Powell had nine points and 10 rebounds for North Carolina A&T.