GREENSBORO, NC â€“ Kevin Oleksiakâ€™s season-high 28 points and a 19-0 run in the second half propelled UNC Greensboro to its fourth straight win, an 80-62 triumph over Central Arkansas in menâ€™s basketball action Tuesday night at Fleming Gym.
With fellow three-point gunner Mikko Koivisto nursing a sore ankle and not in uniform, Oleksiak gave the Spartans (7-4) a much-needed lift, going 5-for-5 from three-point range. He entered the game averaging 13.3 ppg in UNCGâ€™s three-game winning streak and boosted that number significantly on Tuesday. In the last four games, Oleksiak is now averaging 17.0 points during the Spartansâ€™ current winning streak.
Prior to the current streak, Oleksiak averaged 6.9 points in the first seven contests.
Also:Guilford 82, Averett 63(Clay Henson couldn’t miss from three-point range last night for the Quakers) Wake Forest 70, Presbyterian 58-WFU(10-3) Presbyterian(1-17)
North Carolina 90, Kent State 61-Heels(14-0) led by Tyler Hansbrough’s 25 points. William Graves(Dudley HS) only had 2pts. for UNC on 1-5 shooting.
Greensboro College 88, Newport News Apprentice 85-Adam Nicholson scored a career-high 30 points in the Pride’s win at Hanes Gym. Josh Brown had a double-double for GC with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The word from the Newport News web site:
GREENSBORO, NC – A blistering start by homestanding Greensboro College and a 16-0 run early in the second half by the hosts proved to be too much to overcome on Wednesday night as the Apprentice School fell 88-85 to the Pride at Hanes Gymnasium.
The Pride opened the game hitting 6-of-8 from the floor and raced out to a 15-4 lead on a Michael McDuffie jumper with 15:05 left. The Builders responded with an 11-3 spurt finished by an Antione Paige 3-pointer for an 18-15 deficit with 10:28 remaining. That proved to be as close as the Builders got throughout the night.