Leading the scoring charge for ECU, surprisingly enough, was point guard Travis Holcomb-Faye. On the same night his younger brother's Winston-Salem Reynolds team was being pounded by powerful Oak Hill Academy, big brother Travis poured in 20 points and added 9 assists for the Pirates.
Senior Brandon Hawkins came off the bench and scored 18 points. Hawkins, made four of four from 3-point range. Sophomore Gabriel Mikulas added 14 points (mostly down low) and 8 boards. 6-10 freshman center Moussa Badiane continued his dominating ways in the paint, swatting away 6 Cardinal shots. For the game, ECU shot 50 percent from the floor and 64.6 percent from the free throw line.
After the game, ECU head coach Bill Herrion gave the Minges crowd its props. Said Herrion, ''The home-court atmosphere that we have right now, I don't know if anybody else has it in this league. Our fans helped us win this game tonight.''