Recap - Winthrop Defeats UNC Asheville 70-61

Recap - Winthrop Defeats UNC Asheville 70-61

Joab Jerome scored 15 points leading Winthrop to a 70-61 victory over UNC Asheville at Winthrop Coliseum on Saturday.

Andre Smith had 14 points for Winthrop and Christian Farmer chipped in with 14 points. Reggie King had 4 assists for them, while Joab Jerome was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

UNC Asheville got 17 points from Jeremy Atkinson in a losing cause and another 11 points from Keith Hornsby. Jeremy Atkinson contributed 3 assists for them, while Will Weeks had 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Winthrop were victorious, as the score was 33-29 at the break.

The rebound battle favored UNC Asheville as they grabbed 41 boards, while Winthrop only had 37.