After their loss against Saint Augustine’s College this past weekend, the Eagles were able to pull together and defeat the Blue Bears of Livingstone College at Tuesday’s home game at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium.
The Eagles snatched a win from the Blue Bears, winning 75-64.
“We played as a strong team and we played with five players and not just one,” said senior Jason Hervey.
The Eagles trailed behind by one point against the Blue Bears at the half with a score of 29-30.
The Blue Bears hoped to catch a win on NCCU’s home court, but the Eagles did not let this win slip away so easily.
Hervey led the team with 15 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks.
Senior point guard Geoffrey Hansley also helped the team to victory with 11 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
Sophomore point guard Bryan Ayala scored 14 points and three steals.
Sophomore point guard Will Price and senior guard Drew Johnson also contributed, scoring 10 points each.
“We played as a team because we have five players in double figures and we stayed strong the whole time,” said Hervey. “I think we played a whole lot better this game.”
Livingstone’s Stephen Butler led the Blue Bears, scoring 24 points and two rebounds.
Team member Michael Duncan helped with 17 points, three rebounds and four assists.
On Saturday, the Eagles lost to the Falcons as Antonio Fitzgerald led the St. Augustine’s team, scoring 21 points with Claude Neeley trailing behind with 13 points.
With a final score of 63-61, Hansley led the Eagles with 21 points. Senior guard Chris Mayshack followed with 19 points.
The Eagles’ overall record stands at 7-7 with a record of 3-5 in the conference.
The Eagles will take their next game on the road, traveling to Petersburg, Va. to face the mighty Trojans of Virginia State University on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m.