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Wake Forest cruises to easy win over North Carolina AT

Field Level Media
21 Nov 2021, 09:40 GMT+10

Alondes Williams racked up 19 points as Wake Forest took control in an 87-63 victory against visiting North Carolina AT on Saturday at Winston-Salem, N.C.

Daivien Williamson had 18 points and Isaiah Mucius added 16 points for the Demon Deacons (4-0).

Milton Matthews posted 15 points and six rebounds for North Carolina AT (1-4), which notched its lone victory against Division III Greensboro College two days earlier. Demetric Horton added 11 points and Webster Filmore supplied 10 points.

Williamson and Mucius both made four 3-pointers and Williams had three 3s. That was part of the Demon Deacons' 16-for-35 shooting on 3-pointers. Jake LaRavia provided nine points and a team-high five assists.

North Carolina AT didn't have a starter with a double-digit point total. The team's starters combined for 15 points in the fourth road game of the season, all resulting in defeats.

Wake Forest, which was playing its fourth straight home game to begin the season, built a 50-29 halftime lead. That edge was boosted by 11 successful 3-point shots on 18 attempts, with Mucius draining four of those.

The Demon Deacons bolted to a 15-4 lead less than six minutes into the game.

Williams scored 13 of Wake Forest's first 21 points.

The Demon Deacons later led 24-19. Williamson and Mucius made 3-point baskets during Wake Forest's ensuing 10-2 run.

Of N.C. AT's first-half points, only four of those were scored by starters. The Aggies host 38.5 percent from the field in the opening half. Despite missing 17 shots from the field, they collected only four offensive rebounds.

The Aggies managed only six points across the first eight minutes of the second half as they were unable to stage a comeback. They ended up shooting 39 percent from the field and 50 percent (7-for-14) from the free-throw line. Those were rough numbers, particularly with 17 turnovers.

--Field Level Media

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