WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Keith Rendleman led four double-figure scorers with 19 points and North Carolina Wilmington defeated Hofstra 86-80 Saturday night.
Adam Smith added 18 points, K.K. Simmons 14 and Donte Morales 12 for the Seahawks (7-7, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association), who are off to their best CAA start since 2005-06.Rendleman was 7 of 10 from the field to lead a 52.8-percent shooting performance by UNC Wilmington (28 of 53). The Seahawks won their fourth straight and ended a seven-game losing streak against Hofstra.The Seahawks committed 17 turnovers, leading to 27 Pride points, but held Hofstra to just eight assists.Nathaniel Lester, who was 11 of 13 from the free-throw line, scored 23 points and Mike Moore had 22 to lead the Pride (6-10, 0-4). Lester had 19 of his points in the second half.Hofstra shot 39.4 percent from the field (26 of 66).