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Matthews, Gettys have career games of 18 and 15 points; UNC-Wilmington tops Delaware 85-67


NEWARK, Delaware — Mark Matthews had 18 points and C.J. Gettys added 15, both career highs, to lead North Carolina-Wilmington to an 85-67 win over Delaware on Saturday night.

Chris Flemmings and Craig Ponder added 16 points apiece for the Seahawks (10-5, 2-2 Colonial Athletic), who shot 53 percent (35 of 66).

Gettys, a 7-foot junior, hit 6 of 7 shots, and Matthews, a freshman, made 7 of 11, including 4 of 5 3-pointers. Ponder also made 7 of 11 from the field.

Marvin King-Davis made 8 of 11 from the field and 13 of 15 from the line, finishing with 29 points to lead the Blue Hens (5-10, 0-4), who lost their seventh straight.

Delaware was 30 of 39 from the line to 8 of 10 for Wilmington but the Seahawks forced 20 turnovers for 26 points. The Blue Hens' were outscored 52-24 in the paint and their bench was outscored 40-1.

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