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Winthrop 78, Limestone 34

1/2/2008 - Winthrop Eagles

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- Antwon Harris scored 14 points to lead Winthrop to a 78-34 win over Limestone on Wednesday night.

The 34 points scored by the Division II Saints was the least allowed by the Eagles (8-5) since losing to College of Charleston 29-23 in 1983 -- three years before Winthrop joined Division I.

Limestone (2-5) kept things close for a bit, trailing 19-16 with 11:46 to go. But the Eagles scored the next 20 points and led 44-20 at half.

Winthrop outrebounded the Saints 50-21 and held Limestone to 29.8 percent shooting (14-of-47) from the field. The Saints made just one of their seven free throws.

The Eagles shot 50 percent from the field (28-of-56) and foul line (12-of-24).

Byron Faison added a career-high 13 points and Michael Jenkins also added 13 for Winthrop.

Andrae Franklin led Limestone with 14 points, while Marques Williams added nine points.