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GREENVILLE — East Carolina opened its 2013-14 basketball season at home before a crowd of 5,345 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum with a 97-51 win over North Carolina Wesleyan.

Paris Roberts-Campbell had 21 points for the Pirates to lead all scorers. Roberts-Campbell made eight of 14 field goal attempts, including three of seven behind the arc and dropped both of his free throws. He also had four steals, two assists and blocked one shot.

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Sophomore Michael Zangari goes up against N.C. Wesleyan's Shannon
Huff (35) to tip off East Carolina's 2013-14 season. (W.A. Myatt photo)

Akeem Richmond, who made the three-pointer that brought the 2012-13 season to a close with a 77-74 win at Weber State in the Tournament championship, added 15 points.

Freshmen Caleb White and Bandan Stith scored 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Marshall Guilmette and Stith grabbed 11 and 10 rebounds as ECU led 50-31 on the boards against the smaller Bishops (0-1).

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Leading scorer Paris Roberts-Campbell puts up two of his 17 first half
points. The junior guard had 21 points on the night. (W.A. Myatt photo.)

Guard Josh Morrison led the visitors with 12 points and Devon Weaver tallied 10.

The Pirates' field goal shooting warmed up after intermission. ECU made 22 of 34 field goal attempts in the second half for 64.7 percent, including seven of 11 on 3-pointers (63.6 percent).

Point guards Prince Williams and Antonio Robinson combined for 11 assists.

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Freshman Brandan Stith finishes with authority in the second half.
(W.A. Myatt photo)

ECU won its 13th straight season opener and prevailed in its home opener for the 11th straight time.

The Pirates are 7-0 under fourth-year coach Jeff Lebo when scoring 90 or more points.

ECU visits UNC-Greensboro on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. tipoff.

East Carolina 97, N.C. Wesleyan 51

Date: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
Facility: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
Attendance: 5,345
Records: ECU 1-0; NCWC 0-1


N.C. Wesleyan 20 31 51
East Carolina 42 55 97

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