The Elizabeth City State University Vikings were victorious over the Chowan University
Hawks 66-56 Tuesday evening at the RL Vaughan Center.
With the win the Vikings snap a four-game losing skid and even their record on the
season at .500 (8-8 overall). Anthony Hilliard registered his 10th double-double of
the year posting game highs of 20 points and 17 rebounds. Behind his 17 boards the
Vikings were able to keep the Hawks at bay (ECSU never trailed from the opening tip)
with a 43-30 rebounding edge. Additionally as a team the Vikings shot 48% on the evening,
attempting the fewest shots from the floor in a game this season (22-45).
At one point in the second half, Chowan (7-10) did make a run at ECSU cutting the
11-point halftime deficit to three with 9:38 to go. On their next trip down the floor
a lay-up by C.J. Pigford halted a four minute scoring drought by the Vikings and by
the 4:13 mark ECSU had pushed the lead back to double figures (56-46). Before fouling
out, Pigford netted 18 points to go along with 6 rebounds, 2 blocks and a steal. Devin
Mooring contributed 11 points to round out the double figure scorers for ECSU.
Trayvon Lathan and Jaleel Nelson each had 17 points in a losing effort for the Hawks.
The Vikings will return to action on Thursday, January 25th when they take on Saint
Paul's College in a key CIAA Eastern Division match-up. Tip-off is slated for 7:30pm
at the RL Vaughan Center. For more information on ECSU Athletics, visit www.ecsuvikings.com.
Photo by Kesha Williams/University Relations & Marketing