White’s 22, Washington’s 21 send East Carolina past Stetson

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Caleb White scored 22 points and Andre Washington had 21 with 16 rebounds and East Carolina defeated Stetson 73-50 on Sunday.

The win, in the campus opener Savannah Invitational, gave seven-year coach Jeff Lebo his 102nd win with the Pirates (3-1), tying Tom Quinn (1966-74) for the most victories in the school’s Division I era.

Behind Washington, a 7-foot-1 graduate transfer from Wake Forest, the Pirates outrebounded the Hatters 63-38. Clarence Williams had 13 rebounds with four points and Kentrell Barkley had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Washington, who hit 7 of 8 shots and 7 of 12 free throws, also had six blocks.

With Washington, the tallest player in school history, scoring 15 points, East Carolina opened a 37-23 lead at the half. White took over in the second half with 17 points with four of his five 3-pointers.

Derick Newton had 15 points for the Hatters (2-2), who shot 16 percent in the second half and finished 3 of 31 behind the arc.

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