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Neal, Delaware State defeat Bethune-Cookman 67-50

Feb 14, 2010 - 12:02 AM DOVER, Del.(AP) -- Marcus Neal scored 17 points, including a pair of 3-pointers late in the first half, to lead Delaware State to a 67-50 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Saturday.

Neal's 3-pointer with 2:00 left in the half gave the Hornets (13-9, 8-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) a 32-27 lead, and he hit another with 37 seconds left for a 35-27 halftime lead.

Jay Threatt assisted on both shots and finished the game with 10 assists.

The Hornets' lead reached double figures when Frisco Sandidge's layup made it 49-39 with 11:45 remaining. Sandidge scored eight of his 14 points in the second half.

Kevin Dukes scored 12 points on four 3-pointers to lead the Wildcats (14-11, 6-5). He made two in the opening 2:38 to give Bethune-Cookman an 8-4 lead, and his other two came in the opening 1:01 of the second half to cut Delaware State's lead to 35-33.