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PCC Denies Pacers First-Ever Home Victory

JaQuan BlountWith a victory Tuesday night over William Peace University, the Pitt Community College basketball team has now reeled off four straight wins since losing its season-opener to Southern Tech almost a month ago.

Last night in Raleigh, the Bulldogs took down the Pacers in the program's first-ever home game, 85-77, to improve to 4-1 overall.

Freshman JaQuan Blount led the way for Pitt with 36 points to go along with four assists and six steals. Teammate Mike Tyson tallied 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for a double-double, and Terrell Maryland scored 11 points and finished with seven rebounds.

PCC trailed 9-4 early on before putting together a 15-6 run to take a 19-15 lead by the 14:41 mark of the first half. Peace rallied back to lead 38-33 late in the half before a 6-0 run gave the Bulldogs a 39-38 advantage at the break.

Pitt stretched the lead to as many as nine points at 53-44 with 9:21 remaining and made seven of eight free throws down the stretch to hold off the Pacers for the win

PCC will now travel to Charlotte Thursday to take on Johnson-Wales University at 7 p.m.