East Carolina 68, Chowan 50

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- John Fields had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds as East Carolina defeated Chowan 68-50 on Saturday.

Freshman Gabe Blair had a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds and Darrell Jenkins added 13 points for the Pirates (5-8), who snapped a seven-game losing streak. Jeremy Ingram added 10 points.

Jaleel Nelson scored 12 points to lead the Hawks (5-9), while Trayvon Lathan and Lando Morrison added 11 points each.

East Carolina led 35-26 at the break on 46.4 percent shooting.

Chowan cut the Pirates' lead to six in the opening minutes of the second half but the Pirates responded with an 11-2 run to take a 15-point lead, 48-33.

The Pirates' lead swelled to as many as 21 points with 4:59 to play and Chowan could only come within 17 points during the final minutes.