Nov 27, 2002
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Edward Scott had team highs of 14 points and 10 assists as Clemson used double-digit scoring from six players to beat High Point 91-65 on Wednesday.
Sharrod Ford added 13 points, while Ray Henderson and Chey Christie had 12 each for Clemson (2-0). Olu Babalola and Shawan Robinson came off the bench to chip in 10 apiece for the Tigers.
Joe Knight led High Point (2-1) with 16 points. Brent Halsch scored 12 and Dustin Van Weerdhuiszen added 11 for the Panthers.
Babalola did all his scoring in the first half as Clemson rolled easily to a 45-28 halftime lead. The Tigers hit 17 of their first 28 shots (60.7 percent) from the field.
Clemson pulled away steadily to a lead as big as 90-60 before clearing its bench in the final 1:22.
The Tigers out-rebounded High Point 21-13 in the first half and generated 28 of their first-half points from the lane. Most of the rest came from their 5-for-10 shooting beyond the arc.
Clemson ended up 33 for 60 from the floor (55 percent) and beat High Point 40-30 on the boards.
High Point trailed just 15-10 after a layup by Knight at the 13:59 mark of the first half. Clemson held the Panthers to just two baskets over the next 11:30 and led by 21 points with 2:40 left in the half.
With its home court at Littlejohn Coliseum under renovation, Clemson arranged for the game at the Greensboro Coliseum as the home team. The Atlantic Coast Conference tournament will be held March 13-16 at Greensboro.
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