HAMPTON, Va. (Hampton Sports Information) – Senior Jermaine Marrow broke the all-time Hampton University scoring record scoring 18 points as Hampton put away a pesky UNC Asheville squad 80-70 on Monday night.
Marrow broke the record of Rick Mahorn with a free throw with 4:12 remaining. He hit two more free throws to end the night with 2,421 career points. Marrow surpassed Mahorn’s total of 2,418 in one less game finishing his 118th career game.
Ben Stanley topped the Pirates with 25 points and nine rebounds as Hampton (11-13, 6-5) the Pirates used a 12-3 run in the first half to take a 31-23 lead on a jumper by Stanley with 2:56 left.
In the second half, UNC Asheville (10-13, 4-8) cut the lead down to four with a DeVon Baker layup at the 15:08 mark for a 44-40 score. Hampton pushed the lead to 10 on a Ben Stanley jumper with 12:18 left at 54-44. The Pirates then broke out a 16-5 run to push a nine-point lead to the largest of the night at 70-50 on a 3-pointer by Edward Oliver-Hampton with 6:52 left.
Oliver-Hampton had 13 points, hitting all three of his three-point attempts, and Davion Warren added another double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Hampton held a 44-31 advantage on the boards.
Hampton now goes on the road for two games starting at Campbell on Thursday night at 7 pm.
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