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East Carolina beats Virginia-Wise 77-60

Nov 14, 2009 - 1:27 AM GREENVILLE, N.C.(AP) -- Chad Winn had a double-double to lead East Carolina to a 77-60 win over Virginia-Wise on Friday night.

The Pirates took control of their season opener thanks to a 16-4 run to claim a 68-55 lead on a layup by DaQuan Joyner with 4:10 left to play.

Winn scored 12 of his 16 points in the first half as East Carolina led 31-25 at the break. Winn and Chris Turner each finished with 10 rebounds for the Pirates, who finished with a game-high 46 rebounds.

Darrius Marrow added 14 points, and Brock Young and DaQuan Joyner chipped in 12 each for East Carolina.

The Highland Cavaliers (2-1) tied the game at 43-43 on a Travis Berry free throw with 12:07 left to play. Berry, who led Virginia-Wise with 16 points, made just two more free throws the rest of the way.

Pance Kecev added 15 points for the Highland Cavaliers.