BALTIMORE (AP) — Justin Black scored 23 points to lead five Morgan State players in double figures as the Bears defeated High Point 85-74 on Wednesday night.

The Bears (3-7) hit 29 of 57 shots for 50.9 percent, outscoring the Panthers 46-18 in the paint. The Bears also collected 11 steals, six by Black, and scored 23 points off 19 High Point turnovers.

Black was joined in double figures by Ian Chiles with 18 points, Anthony Hubbard 13, Blake Bozeman 12 and Shaquille Duncan 10.

The Panthers (3-6) were led by John Brown with 26 points, 14 coming at the line, and Devante Wallace with 15. The loss was the fourth in a row for High Point.

Morgan State led by seven at halftime. A 13-2 second-half run gave the Bears their largest lead of 17 points, 72-55, with 9:22 left. The Panthers wouldn’t get closer than nine after that.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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